Wainaku, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Wainaku Census Designated Place had a population of 1,163 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wainaku is located at latitude 19.7438 and longitude -155.0998 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Wainaku Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Wainaku Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414166) 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 Wainaku Census Designated Place is located within Hilo Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wainaku population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wainaku: Wainaku Landing, Wainaku Mill.

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Wainaku, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,163
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 778
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,135
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $45,900
Average Household Income $80,643
Per Capita Income $28,664


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $336,283
Average Home Value $349,527


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.7% -0.4%
Households -0.9% -0.42%
Families -0.89% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Wainaku, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wainaku to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 117 23rd
Population Density # 79 48th
Diversity Index # 87 43rd
Median Household Income # 135 11th
Per Capita Income # 78 49th

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