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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Waimea is a town in Hawaii with a population of 1,952. Waimea is in Kauai County. Living in Waimea offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Waimea and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$442,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Waimea Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Waimea

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,500
National
$55,322
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Waimea Reviews

1 review
I love Waimea, small town with not a lot of people, surrounded by beautiful pastures and forests. Always kinda rainy and cold.
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