Introduction to Kaneohe, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 7 miles NE of Honolulu, Hawaii. This town is located in the Honolulu area. Approximately 34,970 people reside in Kaneohe.

Kaneohe History

Kaneohe Bay played a significant role during the Second World War. This was the first bomb site on the shores of the Hawaii Island. Kaneohe and other Hawaiian communities had to be rebuilt. Kaneohe was a significant agricultural area due to the abundance of rainfall. The town derived its name from a Hawaiian term meaning 'bamboo man'. It is one of the largest residential communities of Oahu.

Kaneohe and nearby Attractions

  • K'ne'ohe Shopping Center
  • Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • K'ne'ohe Beach Park
  • Byodo - In Temple

Things To Do In Kaneohe

Tourists in Kaneohe can visit the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. The Sea Life Park is another 'must see' destination. Shopping is a favorite activity in K'ne'ohe Shopping Center, Windward Mall Shopping Center, and K'ne'ohe Bay Shopping Center. Parks such as the K'ne'ohe Beach Park, Keaalu Neighborhood Park, and Kaneohe Community Park are interesting places to hang out. One can also visit the Honolulu Zoo .

Kaneohe Transportation

Honolulu International Airport provides air transportation facility.

Kaneohe Higher Education

The Windward Community College is located in Kaneohe. Other institutes that can be attended from Kaneohe include Honolulu Community College, Leeward Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus.


Total Population 33,654
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 17,300
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $92,262
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%


People Living Alone 16.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,782
Median House Value $641,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kaneohe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96744
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.41
Longitude -157.81

Kaneohe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 77 F
Apr Temp 68 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 82 F
Oct Temp 72 to 82 F
Annual Precip 74.7 inches
Distance 3.9 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 8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aiea 9,262 $114,974
Ewa Beach 14,287 $77,073
Honolulu 347,973 $75,998
Kailua 38,722 $113,078
Waimanalo 6,164 $70,662

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,789 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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