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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
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Waimea is a town in Hawaii with a population of 1,804. Waimea is in Kauai County. Living in Waimea offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Waimea there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Waimea and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$378,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,246
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,111
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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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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