Income/capita 13%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 6%
Income per capita$25,818$30,970$29,829
Median household income$67,524$71,977$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,211$90,877$70,586
Median income renter occupied$55,585$52,188$35,192
Median earnings male$39,848$38,506$36,919
Median earnings female$24,157$30,482$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level14.0%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Waimea is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Waimea is 22% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Waimea is 6% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Waimea is 7% lower than the national average

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      Waimea employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.0%4.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.6%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services5.3%16.6%
      Public administration8.5%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.0%4.9%
      Education, health & social services15.8%35.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Puako, HI795$93,33369%
      Waikoloa Village, HI6,292$75,87537%
      Waimea CDP (Kauai County), HI1,804$66,11120%
      Hawi, HI1,315$65,45818%
      Halaula, HI632$63,57115%
      Waimea, HI10,770$67,52422%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fort Madison, IA10,769$42,44823%
      Monroe, WI10,771$42,46723%
      Miami Shores, FL10,772$101,04783%
      Storm Lake, IA10,768$43,22622%
      Sweetwater, TX10,765$33,68739%
      Waimea, HI10,770$67,52422%
      Source: The Waimea, HI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).