Makaha, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Makaha, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Makaha Census Designated Place had a population of 8,488 as of July 1, 2016. Makaha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Makaha is located at latitude 21.4677 and longitude -158.2164 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Makaha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 2.87 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Makaha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414093) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Makaha Census Designated Place is located within Waianae Division of Honolulu County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Makaha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Makaha, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,488
Population in Households 8,169
Population in Familes 6,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 319
Population Density1 3,493
Diversity Index2 93


Total Households 2,597
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 1,875
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,160 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,437 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $302,419
Average Home Value $417,198


Median Household Income $47,324
Average Household Income $60,827
Per Capita Income $17,859
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.7%
Households 0.43% 0.8%
Families 1.71% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -1.6%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Makaha, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Makaha to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 75th
Population Density1 # 32 79th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 127 17th
Per Capita Income # 140 8th

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