Waimalu, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waimalu, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Waimalu Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Honolulu County at latitude 21.3912 and longitude -157.9334. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 377 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Waimalu indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Waimalu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Waimalu Census Designated Place, HI Boundary Map


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


Total Population 14,085
Population in Households 14,044
Population in Familes 10,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 7,693
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 5,728
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,457
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,182 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,546 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $393,665
Average Home Value $433,875


Median Household Income $68,205
Average Household Income $81,571
Per Capita Income $33,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.94%
Households 0.59% 0.9%
Families 0.56% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.


Waimalu, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waimalu 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 # 22 86th
Population Density1 # 7 96th
Diversity Index2 # 95 38th
Median Household Income # 48 69th
Per Capita Income # 28 82nd

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