Wahiawa, HI Profile: Facts & Data


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Wahiawa, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Wahiawa Census Designated Place had a population of 18,006 as of July 1, 2018. Wahiawa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wahiawa is located at latitude 21.4998 and longitude -158.0196 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Wahiawa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Wahiawa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414150) 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 Wahiawa Census Designated Place is located within Wahiawa Division of Honolulu County.

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Wahiawa, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,006
Population in Households 17,831
Population in Familes 14,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 8,716
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $61,165
Average Household Income $78,951
Per Capita Income $25,049


Total Housing Units 6,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,587 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,049 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $602,635
Average Home Value $601,796


Total Households 5,637
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 3,999
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.13% 0.18%
Households -0.21% 0.01%
Families -0.23% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Wahiawa, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wahiawa to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 15 91st
Population Density # 5 97th
Diversity Index # 42 73rd
Median Household Income # 93 39th
Per Capita Income # 105 31st

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