Wahiawa, Hawaii Population 2020

17,422
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Wahiawa is a city located in Hawaii. Wahiawa has a 2020 population of 17,422. Wahiawa is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -2.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,821 in 2010. Wahiawa reached it's highest population of 17,821 in 2010.

The average household income in Wahiawa is $82,055 with a poverty rate of 14.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,300 per month, and the median house value is $562,700. The median age in Wahiawa is 39.5 years, 39.3 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.4 males.

Wahiawa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wahiawa was:

  • Asian: 39.35%
  • Two or more races: 31.75%
  • White: 15.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 11.78%
  • Black or African American: 1.32%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Wahiawa, Hawaii is 17,422, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,422.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,821.

Wahiawa, Hawaii Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian6,85639.35%
Two or More Races5,53231.75%
White2,69115.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,05311.78%
Black or African American2301.32%
Some Other Race600.34%
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Wahiawa Population Pyramid 2020

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Wahiawa Median Age

39.5


Total

39.3


Male

39.7


Female

Wahiawa Adults

There are 13,423 adults, (3,427 of whom are seniors) in Wahiawa.

Wahiawa Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Wahiawa Sex Ratio

Female

8,606

49.40%

Male

8,816

50.60%

Wahiawa Households and Families

Wahiawa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wahiawa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.7%40.3%
Male47.9%52.1%
All47.5%52.5%
Non Family34.6%65.4%
Female34.5%65.5%

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5463.1147.5
Married2,6513.8159.7
Non Family1,6241.3234.6
Female8814.1434.5
Male3903.5147.9

3.76

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wahiawa Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7456.29%
9th to 12th Grade4894.13%
High School Graduate3,84832.48%
Some College2,75623.26%
Associates Degree1,32611.19%
Bachelors Degree2,00016.88%
Graduate Degree6835.77%
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Wahiawa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,7885,1221,509
Multiple Races2,7062,564365
White1,8251,696598
Islander1,071823116
Hispanic867768106
Black14813637
Other Race605731

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 95.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 51.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,501$42,231$29,286
Less Than High School$18,885$19,044$18,750
High School Grad$34,767$40,012$30,170
Some College$37,885$43,571$34,096
Bachelors Degree$37,156$55,762$27,026
Graduate Degree$52,162$62,500$50,541

$36,501

Average Earnings

$42,231

Average Male

$29,286

Average Female

Wahiawa Language

Wahiawa Language by Age

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Wahiawa Language

74.88% of Wahiawa residents speak only English, while 25.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 23.11% of the population.

Wahiawa Poverty

Wahiawa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple5,52596617.48%
Islander2,04654126.44%
Asian6,7764917.25%
Hispanic1,92936318.82%
White2,29533114.42%
Black2306528.26%
Other562137.50%

14.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.38%

Male Poverty Rate

11.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wahiawa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wahiawa is Other, with 37.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wahiawa is Asian, with 7.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.30%
Some College12.99%
High School11.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.18%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.87%
Female Unemployed37.58%
Male Employed7.16%
Female Employed4.29%

Wahiawa Income

Wahiawa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,987$82,055
Families$80,705$94,802
Married Families$96,107-
Non Families$25,319$46,775
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Wahiawa Marital Status

Wahiawa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wahiawa Married by Age and Sex

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Wahiawa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wahiawa Marital Status by Race

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Wahiawa Veterans

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1,611

Number of Veterans

1,396

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War469
Vietnam390
Korea334
First Gulf War317
World War II45
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Age Group Veterans
75+564
35 to 54331
18 to 34251
55 to 64239
65 to 74226
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Name Veterans % of Total
Asian73411.89%
White37716.79%
2 or More2277.08%
Hawaiian19113.61%
Hispanic828.23%
Black6231.63%
Other2033.33%

Wahiawa Veterans by Education

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6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wahiawa Employment Status

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.25%

Born in Hawaii

82.79%

Native Born

17.21%

Foreign Born

8.04%

Non Citizen

9.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.79% of Wahiawa residents were born in the United States, with 63.25% having been born in Hawaii. 8.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,4220.00%
201917,4220.00%
201817,422-133-0.76%
201717,555-141-0.80%
201617,6962121.21%
201517,484110.06%
201417,4732051.19%
201317,2687234.37%
201216,5455683.56%
201115,977-1,844-10.35%
201017,8211,6700.99%
200016,151-1,235-0.73%
199017,3864750.28%
198016,911-687-0.40%
197017,5982,0861.27%
196015,5127,1436.37%
19508,3692,9494.44%
19405,4202,0504.87%
19303,3700.00%