Wahiawa, Hawaii Population 2024

17,400

Wahiawa is a city located in Honolulu County Hawaii. Wahiawa has a 2024 population of 17,400. Wahiawa is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 5.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,442 in 2020.

The average household income in Wahiawa is $106,528 with a poverty rate of 18.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wahiawa is 41.8 years, 39.8 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Wahiawa Demographics

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

  • Asian: 42.8%
  • Two or more races: 31.18%
  • White: 11.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 10.95%
  • Black or African American: 2.19%
  • Other race: 1.1%
  • Native American:
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,374.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.83% (958)
The current population of Wahiawa, Hawaii is 17,400 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,442.

Wahiawa, Hawaii Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian7,44842.8%
Two or more races5,42631.18%
White2,04711.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,90610.95%
Black or African American3812.19%
Other race1921.1%
Native American
showing: 7 rows

Asian

Two or more races

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Wahiawa Population by Race

Wahiawa Population Pyramid 2024

Wahiawa Median Age

41.8

Total

39.8

Male

44.4

Female

Wahiawa Adults

There are 13,796 adults, (3,432 of whom are seniors) in Wahiawa.

Wahiawa Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wahiawa Sex Ratio

Female8,80850.62%
Male8,59249.38%

Wahiawa Population by Age

Wahiawa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,9782.8851.248.8
Married2,6313.6466.533.5
Non Family1,8971.335.464.6
Female1,0163.5340.559.5
Male4343.685347
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3.48

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wahiawa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wahiawa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wahiawa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.11%.

Wahiawa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,826

Average Earnings

$52,816

Average Male

$40,815

Average Female

Wahiawa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wahiawa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wahiawa Language

70.47% of Wahiawa residents speak only English, while 29.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 24.36% of the population.

Wahiawa Language

Wahiawa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple5,4211,38225.49%
Asian7,34885011.57%
Islander1,88864334.06%
Hispanic2,04039519.36%
White1,82923212.68%
Black3756717.87%
Other1922211.46%
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18.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.72%

Male Poverty Rate

22.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wahiawa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wahiawa is Islander, with 34.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wahiawa is Other, with 11.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.34%.

Wahiawa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.28%
High School20.35%
Some College13.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%
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Wahiawa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.48%
Female Employed13.52%
Male Unemployed6.36%
Male Employed4.06%
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Wahiawa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wahiawa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wahiawa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wahiawa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wahiawa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wahiawa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wahiawa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,405

Number of Veterans

1,247

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

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Wahiawa Veterans by War

count

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Wahiawa Veterans by Age

count

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Wahiawa Veterans by Race

Wahiawa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wahiawa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wahiawa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wahiawa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wahiawa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.47%

Born in Wahiawa

80.47%

Native Born

19.53%

Foreign Born

8.72%

Non Citizen

10.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.47% of Wahiawa residents were born in the United States, with 63.47% having been born in Hawaii. 8.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wahiawa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,400
202317,400
202217,400430.25%
202117,3579155.57%
202016,442-680-3.97%
201917,122-300-1.72%
201817,422-133-0.76%
201717,555-141-0.8%
201617,6962121.21%
201517,484110.06%
201417,4732051.19%
201317,2687234.37%
201216,5455683.56%
201115,977-1,844-10.35%
201017,821
200016,151-1,235-7.1%
199017,3864752.81%
198016,911-687-3.9%
197017,5982,08613.45%
196015,5127,14385.35%
19508,3692,94954.41%
19405,4202,05060.83%
19303,370-14,030-80.63%
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Wahiawa Population by Year