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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.

People

Total Population 41,165
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 19,047
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,249
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,700

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,262
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 20.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,227
Median House Value $530,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.4%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.6%

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

Waipahu Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96797
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.386
Longitude -158.009

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)

Station HONOLULU OBSERV 702.2
Distance 4.9 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
Station HONOLULU INTL AP 703
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 80 F
Apr Temp 68 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 88 F
Oct Temp 73 to 87 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Station KANEOHE MAUKA 781
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 77 F
Apr Temp 68 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 82 F
Oct Temp 72 to 82 F
Annual Precip 74.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aiea 9,262 $114,974
Ewa Beach 14,287 $77,073
Honolulu 347,973 $75,998
Schofield Barracks 20,858 $52,971
Wahiawa 17,484 $68,450

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

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Waipahu High Schools

WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL
94-1211 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY
808-675-0222
A Title I School.
Serves 2,338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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