Waipahu, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waipahu, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Waipahu Census Designated Place had a population of 40,155 as of July 1, 2016. Waipahu ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Waipahu is located at latitude 21.3849 and longitude -158.011 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Waipahu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Waipahu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414167) 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 Waipahu Census Designated Place is located within Ewa Division of Honolulu County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waipahu 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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Waipahu, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,155
Population in Households 39,210
Population in Familes 33,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 945
Population Density1 15,155
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 8,706
Average Household Size 4.5
Family Households 7,192
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 9,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,798 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,908 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $561,584
Average Home Value $543,043


Median Household Income $70,305
Average Household Income $92,499
Per Capita Income $20,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.77%
Households 0.61% 0.74%
Families 0.59% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Waipahu, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waipahu 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 # 5 97th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 141 7th
Median Household Income # 52 66th
Per Capita Income # 123 19th

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