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Overview

Introduction to Waianae, Hawaii

Waianae, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 22 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is included in the Honolulu metropolitan area.

Waianae History

Waianae is in the Honolulu County and is a census designated place. This county was founded in 1907 and was incorporated as City and County of Honolulu. Previously, Honolulu was named as Fair Haven and the locals also referred it to as Brown's Harbor. The area of Honolulu was bombed by Japanese forces in 1941; this made Honolulu a popular American wartime venue.

Waianae and nearby Attractions

  • Waianae Mall Shopping Center
  • Wai'anae Kai Military Reservation Beach
  • Waianae Regional Park
  • Pililaau Community Park
  • Nene'u Beach

Things To Do In Waianae

Tourists in Waianae can shop at the Waianae Mall Shopping Center. Beaches such as Wai'anae Kai Military Reservation Beach and Nene'u Beach are popular zones for chilling out. There are several parks to visit as well including the Pililaau Community Park, Waianae Regional Park, and Kaupuni Neighborhood Park. Waianae also hosts the Waikiki Artfest as well as the Thomas Square Artfest every year.

Waianae Transportation

Honolulu International Airport is the nearest airport to Waianae.

Waianae Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Leeward Community College, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus, and Honolulu Community College.

People

Total Population 13,632
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,878
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,727
% Above Poverty Level 71%
% Below Poverty Level 29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 44 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 13.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,179
Median House Value $322,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.2%
Irish 2.3%

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

Waianae Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96792
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.44
Longitude -158.18

Waianae Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PUU MANAWAHUA 725.6
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 63 to 81 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station CAMP ERDMAN 841.16
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 79 F
Apr Temp 66 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 86 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
Station OPAEULA 870
Distance 13.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ewa Beach 14,287 $77,073
Haleiwa 3,576 $73,826
Schofield Barracks 20,858 $52,971
Wahiawa 17,484 $68,450
Waialua 3,690 $88,906
Waipahu 41,165 $74,262

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

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Waianae High Schools

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WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL
85-251 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY
808-697-7017
A Title I School.
Serves 1,921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

NANAKULI HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
89-980 NANAKULI AVENUE
808-668-5823
A Title I School.
Serves 1,357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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