Waimea, Hawaii Population 2020

11,687
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Waimea is a city located in Hawaii. Waimea has a 2020 population of 11,687. Waimea is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 26.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,212 in 2010. Waimea reached it's highest population of 12,064 in 2017.

The average household income in Waimea is $119,943 with a poverty rate of 10.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,626 per month, and the median house value is $418,000. The median age in Waimea is 37.8 years, 36.8 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.5 males.

Waimea Demographics

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

  • Two or more races: 34.24%
  • White: 26.08%
  • Asian: 21.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 16.54%
  • Black or African American: 1.27%
  • Other race: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.01%
The current population of Waimea, Hawaii is 11,687, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,687.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,212.

Waimea, Hawaii Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Two or More Races4,00234.24%
White3,04826.08%
Asian2,55321.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,93316.54%
Black or African American1481.27%
Some Other Race20.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.01%
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Waimea Population Pyramid 2020

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Waimea Median Age

37.8


Total

36.8


Male

38.3


Female

Waimea Adults

There are 8,511 adults, (2,083 of whom are seniors) in Waimea.

Waimea Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waimea Sex Ratio

Female

6,547

56.02%

Male

5,140

43.98%

Waimea Households and Families

Waimea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waimea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Married62%38%
All56.4%43.6%
Female32.7%67.3%
Male10%90%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2803.556.4
Married1,8414.1162
Non Family8211.4663.7
Female5484.132.7
Male706.4910

4.09

Average Family Size

3.5

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Waimea Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1291.62%
9th to 12th Grade3914.92%
High School Graduate2,40430.24%
Some College1,67321.04%
Associates Degree7819.82%
Bachelors Degree1,61820.35%
Graduate Degree95512.01%
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Waimea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5182,3751,218
Multiple Races2,0581,899647
Asian1,9211,849432
Islander1,2711,125179
Hispanic34930258
Black10810874
Other Race222
Native American11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,077$49,423$35,547
Less Than High School$2,500$27,202$2,500
High School Grad$30,425$31,685$20,946
Some College$37,254$52,857$32,078
Bachelors Degree$45,421$61,228$41,628
Graduate Degree$85,438$96,583$79,609

$39,077

Average Earnings

$49,423

Average Male

$35,547

Average Female

Waimea Language

Waimea Language by Age

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Waimea Language

57.22% of Waimea residents speak only English, while 42.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 39.45% of the population.

Waimea Poverty

Waimea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1,92357329.80%
Asian2,54336214.24%
Multiple3,9821533.84%
White2,8971384.76%
Hispanic574345.92%
Black14842.70%

10.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

11.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waimea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waimea is Islander, with 29.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waimea is Black, with 2.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.81%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.23%
High School9.28%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%
Some College4.40%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.30%
Male Unemployed9.15%
Female Employed6.68%
Male Employed0.88%

Waimea Income

Waimea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,500$119,943
Families$102,583$135,495
Married Families$126,771-
Non Families$26,835$65,983
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Waimea Marital Status

Waimea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Waimea Married by Age and Sex

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Waimea Marriage

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

Waimea Marital Status by Race

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Waimea Veterans

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463

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam245
World War II72
First Gulf War70
Korea15
Second Gulf War5
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74221
75+111
35 to 54107
55 to 6424
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White27210.03%
Hawaiian1117.79%
2 or More713.22%
Black43.70%
Asian30.15%
Hispanic20.54%
Other2100.00%

Waimea Veterans by Education

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0.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waimea Employment Status

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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56.34%

Born in Hawaii

85.26%

Native Born

14.74%

Foreign Born

10.26%

Non Citizen

4.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.26% of Waimea residents were born in the United States, with 56.34% having been born in Hawaii. 10.26% 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
202011,6870.00%
201911,6870.00%
201811,687-377-3.13%
201712,0641,29412.01%
201610,770-47-0.43%
201510,8171,17512.19%
20149,642-9-0.09%
20139,6516076.71%
20129,044-344-3.66%
20119,3881761.91%
20109,2122,1842.74%
20007,0280.00%