Waialua, Hawaii Population 2024

2,994

Waialua is a city located in Honolulu County Hawaii. Waialua has a 2024 population of 2,994. Waialua is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,112 in 2020.

The average household income in Waialua is $100,651 with a poverty rate of 13.5%. The median age in Waialua is 46.8 years: 47.3 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Waialua Demographics

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

  • Asian: 30.92%
  • Two or more races: 30.89%
  • White: 28.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 6.32%
  • Other race: 3.18%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,366.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.79% (-118)
The current population of Waialua, Hawaii is 2,994 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,112.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian94430.92%
Two or more races94330.89%
White87628.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1936.32%
Other race973.18%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%

Asian

Two or more races

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Waialua Population by Race

Waialua Population Pyramid 2024

Waialua Median Age

46.8

Total

47.3

Male

45.4

Female

Waialua Adults

There are 2,533 adults, (758 of whom are seniors) in Waialua.

Waialua Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Waialua Sex Ratio

Female1,57451.56%
Male1,47948.44%

Waialua Population by Age

Waialua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0492.9158.141.9
Married6063.4560.939.1
Non Family2861.4255.244.8
Female1413.5446.853.2
Male163.51000

3.08

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waialua Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade451.9%
Associates Degree25010.56%
Bachelors Degree52122%
Graduate Degree1496.29%
High School Graduate68929.1%
Less Than 9th Grade1094.6%
Some College60525.55%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waialua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waialua Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian840731157
White673661342
2+ Races549522103
Hispanic25524879
Islander13312713
Other Race979742

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.82%.

Waialua Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,714$0$60,859
Graduate Degree$83,438$117,723$82,656
High School Graduate$39,509$52,813$32,100
Less Than 9th Grade$37,760$0$38,854
Overall$39,601$44,813$38,256
Some College$32,199$0$27,043

$39,601

Average Earnings

$44,813

Average Male

$38,256

Average Female

Waialua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waialua Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waialua Language

76.89% of Waialua residents speak only English, while 23.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 16.79% of the population.

Waialua Language

Waialua Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple88716318.38%
White79912715.89%
Hispanic3489226.44%
Islander1933920.21%
Asian939252.66%
Other971111.34%

13.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.79%

Male Poverty Rate

9.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waialua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waialua is Hispanic, with 26.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waialua is Asian, with 2.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.63%.

Waialua Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.27%
Some College9.94%
Less Than 9th Grade9.74%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%

Waialua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.33%
Male Employed4.52%
Female Employed2.49%
Female Unemployed0%

Waialua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waialua Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$101,513$107,828
Households$87,266$100,651
Married Families$112,788$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,152$48,019

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waialua Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Waialua Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waialua Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waialua Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waialua Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

174

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War44
Vietnam41
Second Gulf War35
Korea19
World War II7

Waialua Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+62
55 to 6456
35 to 5451
65 to 745
18 to 340

Waialua Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
2+ Races6710.86%
Asian576.23%
White506.49%
Hispanic62.21%

Waialua Veterans by Race

Waialua Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waialua Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Waialua Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waialua Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waialua 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

55.42%

Born in Waialua

82.48%

Native Born

17.52%

Foreign Born

8.55%

Non Citizen

8.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.48% of Waialua residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in Hawaii. 8.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waialua Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,994-29-0.96%
20233,023-30-0.98%
20223,053-169-5.25%
20213,2221103.53%
20203,112-196-5.93%
20193,308-279-7.78%
20183,587-146-3.91%
20173,733-36-0.96%
20163,769792.14%
20153,690-239-6.08%
20143,9292326.28%
20133,697-434-10.51%
20124,1312125.41%
20113,919591.53%
20103,86000%
20003,761-182-4.62%
19903,943-108-2.67%
19804,05140.1%
19704,0471,35850.5%
19602,689873.34%
19502,602903.58%
19402,512-1,999-44.31%
19304,5111,51750.67%

Waialua Population by Year