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. Approximately 10,506 people live in Waianae.

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.


Total Population 12,694
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,922
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 42%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.3%
Median Earnings25+ $27,149
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,852


Median Family Income $73,271
% Above Poverty Level 72.5%
% Below Poverty Level 27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 11.1%


People Living Alone 10.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,281
Median House Value $308,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 1.6%

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


  • 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

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Location Population Median Family Income
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