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Overview

Introduction to Waipahu, Hawaii

Waipahu, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 11 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is in the Honolulu area.

Waipahu History

The word 'waipahu' is derived from the Hawaiian words 'wai' and 'pahu' which means bursting water. It is a census designated place. It was formerly a sugar plantation town. The Oahu Sugar Company was incorporated in 1897. Waipahu was named by the company's directors as the site for sugar mill. In 1923, an athletic field was built in the town. It is now known as Hans L'Orange park.

Waipahu and nearby Attractions

  • Bishop Museum
  • Hawaii Maritime Center
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • Iolani Palace
  • Honolulu Zoo

Things To Do In Waipahu

Tourists can visit the Contemporary Museum, U.S. Army Museum, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and Hawaii's Plantation Village. Theater lovers can enjoy the Hawaii Theater. Those interested in golf can visit the Waikele Golf Club, Ted Makalena Golf Course, or Pali Municipal Golf Course. There are many churches in the city at which one can have a look at like the Waipahu Free Will Baptist Church, Waipahu Samoan Assembly of God Church, and the Waipahu Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Waipahu Shopping Plaza, West gate Shopping Center and a couple of other shopping centers are often visited by tourists.

Waipahu Transportation

Honolulu International Airport is nearby.

Waipahu Higher Education

Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus are some of the institutes from where the residents can avail higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,590
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+19,805
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,627
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,626

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,198
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation21%

Housing

People Living Alone13.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,283
Median House Value$562,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.3%
Portuguese2.2%
German1.2%
Irish0.7%
Turkish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Italian0.2%
English0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Waipahu Almanac

CategoryValue
County Honolulu County
Standard Zip Codes96797
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude21.39
Approximate Longitude-158.01

Waipahu Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHONOLULU OBSERV 702.2
Distance4.9 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
StationHONOLULU INTL AP 703
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp66 to 80 F
Apr Temp68 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 88 F
Oct Temp73 to 87 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationKANEOHE MAUKA 781
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp66 to 77 F
Apr Temp68 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 82 F
Oct Temp72 to 82 F
Annual Precip74.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aiea9,594$120,551
Ewa Beach15,165$86,538
Honolulu349,597$77,567
Schofield Barracks20,330$56,208
Wahiawa17,696$67,217

Waipahu Public Schools

August Ahrens Elementary School
94-1170 Waipahu St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0202
Primary
Total Enrollment 1342
Hawaii Technology Academy - Pcs
94-810 Moloalo St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 676-5444
Other
Total Enrollment 1154
Honowai Elementary School
94-600 Honowai St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0165
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Kaleiopuu Elementary School
94-665 Kaaholo St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0266
Primary
Total Enrollment 906
Kanoelani Elementary School
94-1091 Oli Lp
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0195
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Waikele Elementary School
94-1035 Kukula St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 677-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Waipahu Elementary School
94-465 Waipahu St
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0150
Primary
Total Enrollment 1094
Waipahu High School
94-1211 Farrington Hwy
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0222
High
Total Enrollment 2494
Waipahu Intermediate School
94-455 Farrington Hwy
ZIP: 96797
(808) 675-0177
Middle
Total Enrollment 1281

Waipahu Private Schools

Pearl Harbor Christian Academy
94-1044 Waipio Uka St
ZIP: 96797
Elementary
Total Enrollment 372
St Joseph School
94-651 Farrington Hwy
ZIP: 96797
Elementary
Total Enrollment 362
Sources :
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