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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Kapolei is a town in Hawaii with a population of 21,086. Kapolei is in Honolulu County. Living in Kapolei offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kapolei there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kapolei and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kapolei are above average.
About Kapolei...
Population
21,086

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$490,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,857
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Kapolei Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Kapolei

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,025
National
$55,322
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Kapolei is a great town! There are nice neighborhoods and schools. Here on O'ahu, Kapolei is referred to by locals as our 2nd "town" or the 2nd Honolulu. In addition, there's the mall Ka Makana Ali'i and a few more shopping centers all within decent distance. I am a nearby resident and I go to Kapolei all the time whether it be to go to the mall or to go to eat out with family and friends. You can get almost anything you need in Kapolei.
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The Kapolei area has been growing and developing over the last decade. I reside in Kapolei and love this area. Kapolei is a nice neighborhood which I frequently take my evening walks. There's lots of green trees and plants. I especially like that its also very convenient. We have numerous of shopping malls, theaters, eateries, shops galore, I can go on and on. The most recent mall is the Ka Makana Alii shopping mall. I live 5 minutes away from Ka Makana. I love it! I enjoy walking to the mall, walking around the mall, sitting and drinking a beverage or 2, then continue my walk home. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Kapolei is called the next Waikiki! The schools in Kapolei are very good. High school sports are regularly visited by Mainland scouts for college sports scholarships. The community is large, and growing. It's family-friendly, and recently opened its own mall (2nd largest in all Hawaiian Islands). Businesses are growing, there are State of Hawaii Offices, State Judicial Courts and Offices, a lot of retail stores and restaurants to purchase groceries, furniture, gas, and the community has two theaters. The traffic commute to Honolulu takes a lot of time, but the State is working on a light rail system that will provide commuters opportunity to park and ride. Bus transportation is available, and there are two colleges in Kapolei. I love Kapolei, because the city has a lot of things to do, is strategically located near Kunia, Waipahu, Ko'Olina, and Waianai. It's not far from Pearl City, and there are a lot of beaches around to go to.