Kapolei, HI

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Population

21,086

9.79% growth

Median Age

31.5


Median Household Income

$98,025

7.22% growth

Poverty Rate

3.81%


Number of Employees

10,366

9.68% growth

Median Property Value

$490,600

5.69% growth

About

In 2017, Kapolei, HI had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $98,025. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kapolei, HI grew from 19,206 to 21,086, a 9.79% increase and its median household income grew from $91,422 to $98,025, a 7.22% increase.

The population of Kapolei, HI is 30.7% Two or More Races, 30% Asian Alone, and 14.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kapolei, HI speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kapolei, HI are University of Hawaii-West Oahu (623 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Kapolei, HI is $490,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Kapolei, HI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kapolei, HI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kapolei, HI employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Kapolei, HI are Public Administration (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,355 people), and Retail Trade (1,153 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,430), Construction ($68,426), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,183).

Median household income in Kapolei, HI is $98,025. Males in Kapolei, HI have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,061. The income inequality in Kapolei, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$98,025

2017 value

± $6,129

7.22%

1 Year Growth

± 8.84%

Households in Kapolei, HI have a median annual income of $98,025, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $91,422 in 2016, which represents a 7.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,071

Average Male Salary

± $2,306

$49,061

Average Female Salary

± $1,981

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hawaii made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $58,672 ± $3,390

  2. American Indian

    $48,824 ± $29,202

  3. Asian

    $47,103 ± $2,061

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hawaii workers was White. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kapolei, HI is from Hawaii.

0.427

2017 Wage GINI

0.426

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hawaii in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Hawaii across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 86.22

  2. Census Tract 86.06

  3. Census Tract 115

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kapolei, HI was Census Tract 86.22 with a value of $107,458, followed by Census Tract 86.06 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $98,231 and $97,528.

The following map shows all of the places in Kapolei, HI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kapolei, HI (797 out of 20.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 12 - 14.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Two Or More

    432 ± 171

  2. Asian

    123 ± 106

  3. Pacific Islander

    101 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kapolei, HI is Two Or More, followed by Asian and Pacific Islander.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.4k

2017 Value

± 730

9.68%

1 Year growth

± 9.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kapolei, HI grew at a rate of 9.68%, from 9.45k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kapolei, HI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,926 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,128 people), and Management Occupations (784 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kapolei, HI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kapolei, HI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,926 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,128 people), and Management Occupations (784 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kapolei, HI has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kapolei, HI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($103,182), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,897), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,466).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 730

9.68%

1 Year growth

± 9.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kapolei, HI grew at a rate of 9.68%, from 9.45k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kapolei, HI, are Public Administration (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,355 people), and Retail Trade (1,153 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kapolei, HI, though some of these residents may live in Kapolei, HI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kapolei, HI, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,355 people), and Retail Trade (1,153 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kapolei, HI has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.29 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.78 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kapolei, HI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,430), Construction ($68,426), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,183).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $4.83B

  2. $3.74B

  3. $2.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $4.83B, followed by Gasoline ($3.74B) and Mixed freight ($2.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Hawaii products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$25.9B

2020 Value

$32.8B

Projected 2045 Value

26.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $25.9B. This is expected to increase 26.9% to $32.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Hawaii trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $1.55B

  2. $71.2M

  3. $70.4M

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $1.55B, followed by Texas with $71.2M and Washington and $70.4M.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Hawaii shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.2% of the population of Kapolei, HI has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 4.72% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 7.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kapolei, HI was $7,299 in 2014. This is a 4.95% increase from the previous year ($6,955).

Primary care physicians in Kapolei, HI see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Maui County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (22.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,299

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,222

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,087

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,592

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Hawaii (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.95%, from $6,955 to $7,299.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.83%

Uninsured

59.5%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

4.72%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

7.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kapolei, HI declined by 3.59% from 2.93% to 2.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kapolei, HI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 9.1% prevalence

  3. 8.5% prevalence

Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kapolei, HI is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.4% of Kapolei, HI residents were born outside of the country (3.03k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kapolei, HI is composed of 6.47k Two or More Races residents (30.7%), 6.33k Asian Alone residents (30%), 3.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 2.94k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (13.9%), 1.84k White Alone residents (8.72%), 450 Black or African American Alone residents (2.13%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kapolei, HI was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Kapolei, HI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kapolei, HI residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.03k people

13.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.62k people

As of 2017, 14.4% of Kapolei, HI residents (3.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kapolei, HI was 13.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    116,964 ± 8,044 people

  2. Japan

    22,604 ± 3,662 people

  3. China

    18,529 ± 3,320 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 116,964 Hawaii residents, followed by Japan with 22,604 and China with 18,529.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Kapolei, HI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kapolei, HI was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Two or More Races

    6.47k ± 1.18k

  2. Asian Alone

    6.33k ± 886

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.06k ± 713

In 2017, there were 1.02 times more Two or More Races residents (6.47k people) in Kapolei, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Asian Alone and 3.06k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kapolei, HI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    847 ± 246

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    297 ± 103

  3. Vietnam

    263 ± 97

Kapolei, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kapolei, HI awarded 623 degrees. The student population of Kapolei, HI is skewed towards women, with 1,054 male students and 2,028 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kapolei, HI are Asian (236 and 38.1%), followed by Two or More Races (173 and 27.9%), White (96 and 15.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (70 and 11.3%).

The largest universities in Kapolei, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii-West Oahu (623 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kapolei, HI are General Business Administration & Management (234 and 37.6%), Public Administration (150 and 24.1%), and General Social Sciences (129 and 20.7%).

The median tuition costs in Kapolei, HI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,200 and $20,160 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 234 degrees awarded

  2. 150 degrees awarded

  3. 129 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kapolei, HI was General Business Administration & Management with 234 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kapolei, HI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

623 degrees awarded

$7,200

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kapolei, HI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii-West Oahu with 623 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

232

Degrees Awarded to Men

391

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 232 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kapolei, HI, which is 0.593 times less than the 391 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kapolei, HI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    236 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    173 degrees awarded

  3. White

    96 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kapolei, HI were to Asian students. These 236 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 173 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kapolei, HI was $490,600 in 2017, which is 2.14 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $464,200 to $490,600, a 5.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Kapolei, HI is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kapolei, HI have an average commute time of 37.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kapolei, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$490,600

2017 Median

± $24,895

$464,200

2016 Median

± $24,084

In 2017, the median property value in Kapolei, HI grew to to $490,600 from the previous year's value of $464,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kapolei, HI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kapolei, HI the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$98,025

Median Household Income

± $6,129

5.41k

Number of Households

± 497

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.41k households in Kapolei, HI grew to $98,025 from the previous year's value of $91,422.

The following chart displays the households in Kapolei, HI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kapolei, HI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kapolei, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Kapolei, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kapolei, HI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

37.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kapolei, HI have a longer commute time (37.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.88% of the workforce in Kapolei, HI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.7%

  2. Carpooled

    15.8%

  3. Public Transit

    5.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kapolei, HI was Drove Alone (74.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.8%) and those who Public Transit (5.49%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kapolei, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kapolei, HI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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