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Waianae, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Waianae Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U3) located in Honolulu County at latitude 21.4516 and longitude -158.1824. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the Waianae Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waianae, Hawaii.

The U3 Census Class Code for Waianae indicates a alternate official common name for an incorporated or census designated place.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Waianae Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 1.68 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waianae: Waeanae, Waianai, Wainae.

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Waianae, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,356
Population in Households 13,800
Population in Familes 12,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 556
Population Density1 2,679
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 3,280
Average Household Size 4.21
Family Households 2,638
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 3,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,960 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $248,665
Average Home Value $327,487


Median Household Income $56,242
Average Household Income $70,365
Per Capita Income $17,374
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.04% 1.74%
Households 2.28% 1.85%
Families 1.05% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Waianae, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waianae to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 20 87th
Population Density1 # 40 74th
Diversity Index2 # 5 97th
Median Household Income # 88 42nd
Per Capita Income # 134 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.