Captain Cook

Committed to preserving a sense of untouched, old Hawaii.

Overview for Captain Cook, HI

4,087 people live in Captain Cook, where the median age is 36.5 and the average individual income is $33,435. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,087

Total Population

36.5 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,435

Average individual Income

WELCOME TO CAPTAIN COOK


Small-town intimacy and ample tranquility reign in this Big Island charmer.

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Although Captain Cook, HI is located a mere twelve miles outside of the bustling and beautiful tourist hub of Kailua Kona, it’s an entirely different world. Noted as the place where British explorer Captain Cook met his demise at the hands of ancient Hawaiians, it’s a cultural gem that’s committed to preserving a sense of untouched, old Hawaii. The captivating slice of paradise pairs impeccable beauty with a laidback lifestyle. Captain Cook's real estate landscape provides for sprawling luxury estates and ranches that can be sparse and widely spread out, furnishing residents with the ultimate peace and privacy. Glorious weather is experienced year-round, while a splendid mix of laidback and refined gives the town an inviting, unmatched feel. Its historical importance also blesses the area with unparalleled richness, while its natural splendors are nothing short of breathtaking.


WHAT TO LOVE


  • A warm and welcoming vibe
  • An abundance of charming Captain Cook homes for sale in the area
  • A wealth of outdoor recreational activities
  • Excellent, casual eateries
  • A balmy climate
  • Several of the most outstanding beaches in Hawaii
  • Terrific schools in Captain Cook proper and nearby Kailua Kona
  • Proximity to Kona International Airport

LOCAL LIFESTYLE - LIVING IN CAPTAIN COOK


Part of Hawaii’s magic is that each city and enclave features a wide variety of residents. Captain Cook is no exception. You’re just as likely to encounter a tech genius hanging out in an aloha shirt and slippers as you are a young family who spends their weekends camping and surfing. Captain Cook’s perennially sunny weather renders it a haven for outdoor adventurers; swimming, snorkeling, SUPing, and scuba diving are just a few of the most beloved local pastimes.


DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING IN CAPTAIN COOK


The Big Island’s thriving agricultural scene is the backing behind the farmers’ market that makes Captain Cook extraordinary, with residents and visitors alike flocking to Pure Kona Green Market every Sunday to fill their canvas bags with locally-made honey, fresh macadamia nuts, organic produce, and artwork crafted by local talent. The Manago Hotel & Restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1917, gives visitors a chance to turn back the clock; its on-site cafe is often touted as the “oldest” restaurant in Hawaii. The retro appeal of its interior charms and delights, but don’t be fooled by the simplicity of its menu: Dishes ranging from ono to butterfish highlight the freshness of local seafood and produce. Several restaurants, with cuisine ranging from Thai to “island-style Mexican,” can be found in Kealakekua Ranch Center, while Black Rock Pizza serves mouth-watering pies along with staggering views of the Pacific.


THINGS TO DO IN CAPTAIN COOK


Historical monuments and outdoor activities abound in Captain Cook. Visit the 27-foot Captain Cook Monument on Kealakekua Bay to learn more about Hawaii’s fascinating (and volatile) history, or strengthen your bond with nature at “Two Step Beach” at Honaunau Bay. The dichotomy between the bay’s aquamarine waters, black lava outcroppings, and lush greenery are shockingly gorgeous. Pause on your way in or out to explore (or stand in awe) at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Once a refuge for outlaws, the pristine and impressively-preserved area gives visitors a chance to view reconstructed ancient Hawaiian villages and imagine what life was like centuries earlier. Round out your excursion into the past with a family trip to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm; here, you can stroll the grounds and structures to peer into how Kona coffee was harvested and processed by Japanese laborers in the early 20th century.


SCHOOLS


Students who are fortunate enough to call Captain Cook home are near several schools, including:



Demographics and Employment Data for Captain Cook, HI

Captain Cook has 1,096 households, with an average household size of 3.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Captain Cook do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,087 people call Captain Cook home. The population density is 317.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,087

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.5

Median Age

54.51 / 45.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,096

Total Households

3.73

Average Household Size

$33,435

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Captain Cook, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Captain Cook. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Konawaena Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

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