Waimea, Hawaii Population 2024

10,530

Waimea is a city located in Hawaii County Hawaii. Waimea has a 2024 population of 10,530. Waimea is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually but its population has decreased by -4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,969 in 2020.

The average household income in Waimea is $127,766 with a poverty rate of 12.87%. The median age in Waimea is 38.4 years: 36.8 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Waimea Demographics

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

  • Two or more races: 41.34%
  • Asian: 22.4%
  • White: 21.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 14.82%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
39.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
267.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4% (-439)
The current population of Waimea, Hawaii is 10,530 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,969.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Two or more races4,32341.34%
Asian2,34322.4%
White2,21421.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,55014.82%
Other race250.24%
Black or African American30.03%
Native American00%

Two or more races

Asian

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Waimea Population by Race

Waimea Population Pyramid 2024

Waimea Median Age

38.4

Total

36.8

Male

40.6

Female

Waimea Adults

There are 7,708 adults, (2,048 of whom are seniors) in Waimea.

Waimea Age Dependency

84.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Waimea Sex Ratio

Female5,45752.18%
Male5,00147.82%

Waimea Population by Age

Waimea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5882.8869.230.8
Married1,8323.5467.332.7
Non Family1,1441.2168.731.3
Female5064.2571.928.1
Male106394.35.7

3.53

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waimea Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1622.2%
Associates Degree83711.38%
Bachelors Degree1,83424.95%
Graduate Degree1,33618.17%
High School Graduate2,00327.24%
Less Than 9th Grade1281.74%
Some College1,05214.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waimea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waimea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
2+ Races2,3522,3431,136
White1,8901,8711,149
Asian1,8561,688653
Islander1,2081,114229
Hispanic590587239
Other Race18180
Black333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Waimea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,917$52,813$42,250
Graduate Degree$68,843$64,917$0
High School Graduate$40,921$51,321$38,893
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$53,083$54,285$43,672
Some College$58,192$64,698$55,765

$53,083

Average Earnings

$54,285

Average Male

$43,672

Average Female

Waimea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waimea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waimea Language

60.24% of Waimea residents speak only English, while 39.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 33.3% of the population.

Waimea Language

Waimea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Islander1,54347030.46%
Multiple4,30945710.61%
White2,18828813.16%
Asian2,3431275.42%

12.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.7%

Male Poverty Rate

17.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waimea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waimea is Islander, with 30.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waimea is Asian, with 5.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.27%.

Waimea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.41%
Bachelors or Greater10.95%
High School9.29%
Some College7.36%

Waimea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.69%
Female Unemployed29.57%
Female Employed12.55%
Male Employed2.84%

Waimea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waimea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$126,107$151,814
Households$100,075$127,766
Married Families$136,567$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,284$62,236

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waimea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Waimea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Waimea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waimea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

333

Number of Veterans

315

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam230
Korea41
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War10
World War II0

Waimea Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+141
65 to 74134
35 to 5439
55 to 6416
18 to 343

Waimea Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Asian1105.83%
Islander1038.2%
White834.32%
2+ Races371.42%
Hispanic10.14%

Waimea Veterans by Race

Waimea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waimea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Waimea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waimea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waimea 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

62.08%

Born in Waimea

86.62%

Native Born

13.38%

Foreign Born

7.4%

Non Citizen

5.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.62% of Waimea residents were born in the United States, with 62.08% having been born in Hawaii. 7.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waimea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,530360.34%
202310,494360.34%
202210,458360.35%
202110,422-547-4.99%
202010,969-939-7.89%
201911,9082211.89%
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%
20109,21200%
20007,028-3,502-33.26%

Waimea Population by Year