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  The population of Kauai county is estimated at 71,769. In 2017 there were 867 births and 662 deaths in Kauai county. Kauai county has 9,466 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 4,502 that are owned free and clear and 9,272 that are renter occupied.


  The gracious residents of Kauai County filed 35,390 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 5.2% of all Hawaii filings and 0.024% of the entire nation. Kauai had a combined total federal tax liability of $306,386,000 on earned income of $2,073,153,000. Other notable statistics from Kauai County were 1,410 unemployment claims which collected a total of $7,303,000 and 7,490 charitable contributions valued at $32,318,000. 7,580 filings from Kauai County paid a combined total of $18,603,000 in property taxes and 6,860 filings paid $83,780,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Kauai county had 106 religious congregations with an estimated 26,514 members.

28.2% of the Kauai population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 8.2% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 37% of Kauai County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 966 votes.

At $74,881 the median income is 96.1% of the Hawaii average. An estimated 859 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Kauai, the equivalant of around 2.4% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 3.2%.


Top 15 Industries in Kauai County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
8,638Accommodation and food services
5,042Accommodation
5,034Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels
3,937Retail trade
3,596Food services and drinking places
3,473Restaurants and other eating places
3,082Health care and social assistance
2,357Full-service restaurants
1,990Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
1,923Administrative and support services
1,259Transportation and warehousing
962Real estate and rental and leasing
951Arts, entertainment, and recreation
933Food and beverage stores
932Ambulatory health care services


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.17% in Kauai County (averaging across 4 zip codes; 96766, 96722, 96746 and 96756).

In 2018 8.49% of listings in Kauai County (averaging across 5 zip codes; 96766, 96746, 96722, 96754 and 96756) dropped their price.


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