A small town in Hawaii, Waikapu has a population of slightly more than 3,000. Families with young children should feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 8% of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in Waikapu, and 83% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,520/month is roughly on par with the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Waikapu has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Waikapu residents work in one of five industries: healthcare, education, entertainment, retail, and construction. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. With an average annual income of almost $109K, Waikapu workers bring in more than the average Hawaii resident. Waikapu's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in Hawaii, Waikapu residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (47%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used. Few commuters walk to work.
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