Kapolei is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 15,813 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Kapolei is the 14th largest community in Hawaii. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Kapolei, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Kapolei, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Kapolei’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Kapolei does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $103,547.00.
Housing costs in Kapolei are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Hawaii.
Kapolei is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kapolei is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kapolei who work in office and administrative support (15.78%), sales jobs (10.51%), and management occupations (9.84%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Kapolei. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Kapolei has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Kapolei is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Kapolei, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.42 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Kapolei, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Kapolei is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Kapolei is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.00% of adults in Kapolei have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kapolei in 2018 was $33,057, which is middle income relative to Hawaii, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,228 for a family of four.
Kapolei is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kapolei home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kapolei residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Kapolei also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.88% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kapolei include German, Italian, English, Irish, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Kapolei is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.