Captain Cook 56 Below average
Captain Cook Livability #109 ranked city in Hawaii#22,556 ranked city in the USARanks better than 23% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Captain Cook

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

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What's it like Living in Captain Cook?

Located in the state of Hawaii, Captain Cook is a smaller city with a population of 4,361 residents. More than a quarter of the residents of Captain Cook identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 19% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Captain Cook is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 49%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. An important consideration when living in Captain Cook is the longer-than-average commute times. If you seek a short work commute, this area may not be the best choice for you. The one-way commute time here typically takes 33 minutes, far surpassing the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Captain Cook, Hawaii. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. To help you find the best places to live in and around Captain Cook, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, commute, employment and more.

The livability score in Captain Cook is 53/100 and the city is ranked in the 19th percentile of all cities across America. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. For each of the livability categories, we see that Captain Cook ranks very well for crime (A-) and employment (A-). Captain Cook does not fare well for the following: amenities (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

The Captain Cook unemployment rate of 2.74% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Captain Cook is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Captain Cook come in at $531,900, which is 1.2% lower than the Hawaii average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Captain Cook, the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 8% lower than the Hawaii average.

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      Captain Cook transportation information

      Statistic Captain Cook Hawaii National
      Average one way commute33min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work62.0%66.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool18.8%14.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%6.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%4.4%2.8%
      Working from home18.2%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Captain Cook, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).