Wahiawa, Hawaii

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Wahiawa, Hawaii

Introduction to Wahiawa, Hawaii

Wahiawa, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 17 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is in the Honolulu area. There are approximately 16,151 people in Wahiawa.

Wahiawa History

Wahiawa is a census designated place. In Hawaiian language the word means "place of noise". This indicates that in the past there was a time when heavy surf on the faraway coast could be heard in this town. It is surrounded by Lake Wilson on three sides. In 1907, it was founded and it is in located Honolulu County.

Wahiawa and nearby Attractions

  • Wahiawa Shopping Center
  • George Wright Park
  • Wahiawa Botanical Gardens
  • Iliahi Neighborhood Park
  • Honolulu Zoo

Things To Do In Wahiawa

Tourists in Wahiawa can visit the George Wright Park and the Iliahi Neighborhood Park, which are replete with recreational facilities. Shopping is a great activity at the Wahiawa Shopping Center and the Wahiawa Town Center Shopping Center. Wahiawa Botanical Gardens is a favorite spot for all who stay in Wahiawa. Other interesting places to visit include the Honolulu Zoo and the Bishop Museum. Wahiawa also hosts the Pineapple Festival.

Wahiawa Transportation

Honolulu International Airport is the closest airport to Wahiawa.

Wahiawa Higher Education

The institutes that offer higher educational facilities including the Leeward Community College, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus, and Honolulu Community College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Wahiawa Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Wahiawa Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Wahiawa Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wahiawa, Hawaii

Comparing Wahiawa 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
Racial Diversity 9 6
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 1
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 10
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 5
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
People Above Poverty 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Affordability of Rents 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 1
People Living Alone 3 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Wahiawa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96786
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.5
Longitude -158.03

Wahiawa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OPAEULA 870
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 61 to 77 F
Apr Temp 61 to 77 F
Jul Temp 66 to 81 F
Oct Temp 65 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 61 to 79 F
Apr Temp 64 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 80 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 88 F
Oct Temp 69 to 87 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
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Wahiawa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,151 100%
Male 7,852 48.6%
Female 8,299 51.4%
Under 18 4,218 26.1%
18+ 11,933 73.9%
65+ 3,032 18.8%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.45
White 1,826 11.3%
African-American 326 2%
Asian 7,392 45.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 52 0.3%
Other 295 1.8%
Mixed Race 4,706 29.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,777 11%

Wahiawa 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) 87%
German 2.5%
Portuguese 2.3%
Irish 1.4%
US/American 1.3%
English 1.1%
Italian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
African 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
British 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wahiawa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Helemano Mltry Res (96857)
Helemano Mltry Reservation (96857)
Schofield (96857)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wahiawa 16,151 $46,524
Haleiwa 2,225 $48,553
Pearl City 30,976 $67,246
Schofield Barracks 14,428 $32,970
Waialua 3,761 $51,801
Waianae 10,506 $48,145
Waipahu 33,108 $51,855

Wahiawa Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(808) 621-8411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wahiawa High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 1,761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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