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Overview

Introduction to Wahiawa, Hawaii

Wahiawa, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 17 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is in the Honolulu area.

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 is in 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.

People

Total Population 17,484
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,130
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,171
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,615

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,450
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation 7.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,181
Median House Value $484,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 1.6%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station WAIMEA ARBORETUM 892.2
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
Station HONOLULU OBSERV 702.2
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Haleiwa 3,576 $73,826
Schofield Barracks 20,858 $52,971
Waialua 3,690 $88,906
Waianae 13,632 $67,727
Waipahu 41,165 $74,262

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

Wahiawa Hospitals

WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
128 LEHUA STREET
(808) 621-8411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wahiawa High Schools

LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL
1515 CALIFORNIA AVENUE
808-622-4149
A Title I School.
Serves 1,761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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