Aiea, Hawaii

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Aiea, Hawaii

Introduction to Aiea, Hawaii

Aiea, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 6 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town shares the Honolulu metropolitan area with other cities and towns. Approximately 9,019 people live in the town of Aiea.

Aiea History

Aiea was the name of a Hawaiian land division initially. The Honolulu Plantation Company established a sugar cane plantation in this area in the late 19th century. Post World War II, the developers began extending the town. Gradually, the town of Aiea became an important suburb in Honolulu.

Aiea and nearby Attractions

  • Aiea Shopping Center
  • Napuanani Park
  • Arizona Memorial Museum Association
  • Ice Palace
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Bishop Museum

Things To Do In Aiea

When one is visiting the town of Aiea, one can shop at the Aiea Shopping Center. Tourists also flock to the Arizona Memorial Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Bishop Museum for their historical worth. One can also be at the Ice Palace and experience the thrill of the park. The Napuanani Park is also worth visiting. Other places to chill out include the Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall, Hawaii Theatre, and the Waikiki Shell. The Honolulu Zoo is also a popular site that can be accessed from Aiea.

Aiea Transportation

The closest airport to the town of Aiea is the Honolulu International airport.

Aiea Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Aiea town are the Hollywood Beauty College and the Fahrni School of Real Estate. Other institutes that can be attended from Aiea town include the Leeward Community College, Kapioloni Community College, and the Honolulu Community College.

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High Points

Aiea strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Hawaii):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Aiea Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Aiea People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Aiea Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Aiea Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Aiea College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Aiea Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Aiea, Hawaii

Comparing Aiea to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Hawaii (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Male Share of the Population 8 2
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Female Share of the Population 3 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Aiea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96701
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.38
Longitude -157.93

Aiea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 80 F
Apr Temp 68 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 88 F
Oct Temp 73 to 87 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 69 to 79 F
Apr Temp 71 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 83 F
Oct Temp 75 to 84 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station WAIMANALO EXP F 795.1
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 78 F
Apr Temp 68 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 84 F
Oct Temp 72 to 84 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
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Aiea Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,019 100%
Male 4,425 49.1%
Female 4,594 50.9%
Under 18 1,909 21.2%
18+ 7,110 78.8%
65+ 1,955 21.7%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 3.51
White 1,466 16.3%
African-American 77 0.9%
Asian 5,259 58.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.1%
Other 69 0.8%
Mixed Race 1,677 18.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 493 5.5%

Aiea Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.2%
Portuguese 2.7%
English 2.6%
German 2.4%
US/American 1.9%
Irish 1.6%
Italian 1.2%
Scottish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
British 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Aiea 9,019 $75,992
Ewa Beach 14,650 $58,104
Honolulu 371,657 $56,311
Kaneohe 34,970 $71,316
Pearl City 30,976 $67,246
Wahiawa 16,151 $46,524
Waipahu 33,108 $51,855

Aiea Hospitals

(808) 486-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Borders Pearlridge
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Pear Ridge Center
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Pearl Ridge Mall
98-1005 Moanalua Road
Stadium Marketplace
4561 Salt Lake Blvd
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Aiea High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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