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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,696
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+8,233
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,798

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,217
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation10%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,266
Median House Value$508,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.7%
German3.9%
Portuguese2.8%
English2.4%
Irish2.2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.6%
Scottish0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Russian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Wahiawa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Honolulu County
Standard Zip Codes96786
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude21.5
Approximate Longitude-158.02

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)

StationOPAEULA 870
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp61 to 77 F
Apr Temp61 to 77 F
Jul Temp66 to 81 F
Oct Temp65 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationWAIMEA ARBORETUM 892.2
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp61 to 79 F
Apr Temp64 to 82 F
Jul Temp68 to 86 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
StationHONOLULU OBSERV 702.2
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp63 to 80 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 88 F
Oct Temp69 to 87 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Haleiwa3,392$78,750
Schofield Barracks20,330$56,208
Waialua3,769$86,083
Waianae13,426$69,583
Waipahu41,590$78,198

Wahiawa Hospitals

Wahiawa General Hospital
(Non-profit)
128 Lehua St
(808) 621-8411

Wahiawa Public Schools

Helemano Elementary School
1001 Ihi Ihi Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6336
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Sergeant Samuel K Solomon Elementary School
1 Schofield Barracks
ZIP: 96786
(808) 624-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 973
Hale Kula Elementary School
Waianae & Ayres Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6380
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Major Sheldon Wheeler Elementary School
1 Wheeler Army Airfield
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Iliahi Elementary School
2035 California Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6411
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Wahiawa Middle School
275 Rose St
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 838
Kaala Elementary School
130 California Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6366
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School
2 Wheeler Army Airfield
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6525
Middle
Total Enrollment 842
Leilehua High School
1515 California Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6550
High
Total Enrollment 1745
Wahiawa Elementary School
1402 Glen Ave
ZIP: 96786
(808) 622-6393
Primary
Total Enrollment 495

Wahiawa Private Schools

Abundant Life School
650 Kilani Ave
ZIP: 96786
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Trinity Lutheran School & Pres
1611 California Ave
ZIP: 96786
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
Ho'ala School
1067a California Ave
ZIP: 96786
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
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