July 27, 2011

Facts about Kapolei

Kapolei is a town located in the county of Honolulu in the United States. Kapolei has grown into an urban center in Oahu. Since it is not a legal municipal corporation, it is not considered as a city. At Kapolei, there are many sugarcane fields and pineapple fields. The name Kapolei is derived from the Puu o Kapolei volcanic cone. Puu refers to hill while Kapo lei refers to beloved Kapo in the Hawaiian language. The local Hawaiian believed hat Kapo is the sister of Pele.

The industrialist James Campbell is responsible for developing most of the areas. It is the second most densely populated urban area in Oahu. It covers the Ewa Plain. It also covers the area located in between Waipahu and Wahiawa. Since the late 1980s, many development projects have been carried out. Most of the development projects are housing projects. There are several amenities in Kapolei including post office and schools. The Island Pacific Academy is a private school located in Kapolei. The Kapolei High School is the local high school. The postcode of Kapolei is 96707. Kapolei has the highest median income. It is estimated that the residents earn an average of $62,000 per year in Kapolei. There is more than one household earning over $100,000 per year. The home ownership rate in Kapolei is 70%.

Kapolei has some traffic congestion problems. Although many road repair works have been carried out, it still faces the same problem. There are many large corporations operating their headquarters in Kapolei. Many government offices are also located in Kapolei. Kapolei city offers the most job opportunities to the people. Other districts in Kapolei such as Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ko Olina, Villages of Kapolei, Makakilo and Ewa Villages also offer some job opportunities to the residents.  Many jobs in Kapolei offer good salaries. It is estimated that 22% of the residents that live in Kapolei found jobs in Kapolei. Out of these employed residents, 33% of them hold jobs that pay high salaries. More and more houses have been built in Kapolei. There are more than 31,000 houses in Kapolei. By 2025, it is estimated that the housing growth will reach 51,500. 

Kapolei has many shops and amenities. If you want to buy candy, you can visit the candy shops at Farrington Highway. If you want to buy shrimps, you can go to the shops at Fort Barrete Road. A number of food stalls can be found near the Fort Barrete Road.

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