Gayest Places In Hawaii For 2020


These are the 10 places in Hawaii with the most pride.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the gayest places in Hawaii.

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When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever.

While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.

Did you know that an estimated 0.36% of Hawaii residents is gay? That ranks as the number 13 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 1,840 gay households in The Aloha State.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Hawaii.

After analyzing 69 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Hawaii for 2020.

The 10 Gayest Places In Hawaii For 2020

  1. Kahaluu-Keauhou
  2. Orchidlands Estates (Photos)
  3. Kalaheo
  4. West Loch Estate
  5. Waikoloa Village
  6. Halawa (Photos)
  7. Ocean Pointe (Photos)
  8. Kailua CDP (Hawaii County) (Photos)
  9. Kihei (Photos)
  10. Kalaoa

What’s the gayest place in Hawaii? According to the facts, Kahaluu-Keauhou is the gayest place in Hawaii for 2020.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, and for more information about these places, read on.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the gayest cities in America.

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

The 10 Gayest Cities In Hawaii For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,643
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Gay Households: 33 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 4.02% (1st highest)
More on Kahaluu-Keauhou:  Data

Orchidlands Estates, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,033
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Gay Households: 20 (26th highest)
% Gay Households: 3.87% (2nd highest)
More on Orchidlands Estates:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 1,655
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 25 (21st highest)
% Gay Households: 3.02% (3rd highest)
More on Kalaheo:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,535
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Gay Households: 22 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.87% (4th highest)
More on West Loch Estate:  Data

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,428
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 21 (25th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.73% (5th highest)
More on Waikoloa Village:  Data

Halawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 4,077
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 48 (7th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.18% (6th highest)
More on Halawa:  Data | Photos

Ocean Pointe, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 4,023
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 11)
Gay Households: 33 (14th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.14% (7th highest)
More on Ocean Pointe:  Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 4,674
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 22 (23rd highest)
% Gay Households: 0.94% (8th highest)
More on Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County):  Data | Photos

Kihei, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 8,001
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 49 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.85% (9th highest)
More on Kihei:  Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 4,117
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 17 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 0.83% (10th highest)
More on Kalaoa:  Data

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Hawaii for 2020

In order to rank the gayest cities in Hawaii, we used the 2014-2018 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:

  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners

We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.

We ranked each place from 1 to 69 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, ended up being the the most gay place with 4.02% gay households. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Hawaii. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Hawaii For 2020

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Hawaii, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Hawaii:

  • Whitmore Village
  • Holualoa
  • Makakilo

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Hawaii

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Kahaluu-Keauhou 1,643 4.02%
2 Orchidlands Estates 1,033 3.87%
3 Kalaheo 1,655 3.02%
4 West Loch Estate 1,535 2.87%
5 Waikoloa Village 2,428 1.73%
6 Halawa 4,077 1.18%
7 Ocean Pointe 4,023 1.14%
8 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 4,674 0.94%
9 Kihei 8,001 0.85%
10 Kalaoa 4,117 0.83%
11 Wahiawa 5,546 0.72%
12 Hanamaulu 1,170 0.68%
13 Waipio 3,850 0.57%
14 Urban Honolulu 128,814 0.55%
15 Wailea 2,521 0.48%
16 East Honolulu 16,552 0.4%
17 Waipahu 8,205 0.39%
18 Mililani Town 8,801 0.34%
19 Hilo 16,302 0.33%
20 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 12,436 0.29%
21 Pearl City 13,987 0.19%
22 Kaunakakai 1,242 0.16%
23 Kaneohe 10,559 0.13%
24 Waihee-Waiehu 2,419 0.08%
25 Waialua 1,129 0.0%
26 Nanakuli 2,711 0.0%
27 Napili-Honokowai 2,772 0.0%
28 Waipio Acres 1,847 0.0%
29 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 3,280 0.0%
30 Waimanalo 1,366 0.0%
31 Pukalani 2,866 0.0%
32 Royal Kunia 3,894 0.0%
33 Waimalu 5,499 0.0%
34 Waianae 3,201 0.0%
35 Wailuku 6,147 0.0%
36 Volcano 1,405 0.0%
37 Wailua Homesteads 2,039 0.0%
38 Waikele 2,696 0.0%
39 Mountain View 1,313 0.0%
40 Pupukea 1,453 0.0%
41 Ahuimanu 2,625 0.0%
42 Lihue 2,365 0.0%
43 Makawao 2,582 0.0%
44 Aiea 2,620 0.0%
45 Ainaloa 1,158 0.0%
46 Captain Cook 1,152 0.0%
47 Ewa Beach 3,050 0.0%
48 Ewa Gentry 7,264 0.0%
49 Ewa Villages 1,658 0.0%
50 Haiku-Pauwela 2,942 0.0%
51 Haleiwa 1,096 0.0%
52 Hawaiian Beaches 1,665 0.0%
53 Hawaiian Ocean View 1,639 0.0%
54 Hawaiian Paradise Park 3,861 0.0%
55 Mililani Mauka 6,837 0.0%
56 Heeia 1,497 0.0%
57 Kahaluu 1,269 0.0%
58 Kahului 7,914 0.0%
59 Kapaa 3,552 0.0%
60 Kapolei 5,649 0.0%
61 Kekaha 1,075 0.0%
62 Kula 2,906 0.0%
63 Lahaina 3,574 0.0%
64 Lanai City 1,130 0.0%
65 Maili 2,657 0.0%
66 Makaha 2,302 0.0%
67 Makakilo 5,942 0.0%
68 Holualoa 3,372 0.0%
69 Whitmore Village 1,028 0.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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