These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Hawaii For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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 0.48% of Hawaii residents is gay? That ranks as the number 3 most gay state in the nation. That means there are a total of 2,183 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 74 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Hawaii for 2019:

  1. Hawaiian Ocean View
  2. Kula
  3. Lihue (Photos)
  4. West Loch Estate
  5. Orchidlands Estates
  6. Waimea CDP (Hawaii County)
  7. Captain Cook
  8. Kalaheo
  9. Kahaluu-Keauhou
  10. Halawa (Photos)

According to the facts, Hawaiian Ocean View is the gayest place in Hawaii for 2019.

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:

How do you determine the best cities for same-sex households in Hawaii for 2019

In order to rank the gayest cities in Hawaii, we used the 2013-2017 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 74 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 2.83% gay households.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Households: 1,624
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Gay Households: 46 (6th highest)
% Gay Households: 2.83% (1st highest)
More on Hawaiian Ocean View:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 2,911
Rank Last Year: 28 (Up 26)
Gay Households: 71 (3rd highest)
% Gay Households: 2.44% (2nd highest)
More on Kula:  Data

Lihue, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 2,428
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 44 (10th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.81% (3rd highest)
More on Lihue:  Data | Photos

Lihue or Lhue is an unincorporated census-designated place and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Lihue is the second largest town on the Hawaiian island of Kauai after Kapaa. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 6,455.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Households: 1,455
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 16)
Gay Households: 24 (20th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.65% (4th highest)
More on West Loch Estate:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Households: 1,065
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Gay Households: 17 (29th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.6% (5th highest)
More on Orchidlands Estates:  Data

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 3,243
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Gay Households: 45 (8th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.39% (6th highest)
More on Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County):  Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Households: 1,181
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Gay Households: 16 (30th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.35% (7th highest)
More on Captain Cook:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Households: 1,686
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Gay Households: 22 (22nd highest)
% Gay Households: 1.3% (8th highest)
More on Kalaheo:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Households: 1,413
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Gay Households: 18 (28th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.27% (9th highest)
More on Kahaluu-Keauhou:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Households: 4,098
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 8)
Gay Households: 49 (4th highest)
% Gay Households: 1.2% (10th highest)
More on Halawa:  Data | Photos

There You Have It – The Most LGBT Friendly Cities In Hawaii For 2019

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:

  • Lanai City
  • Waialua
  • Kapolei

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Places To Live In Hawaii

Rank City Households % Gay Households
1 Hawaiian Ocean View 1,624 2.83%
2 Kula 2,911 2.44%
3 Lihue 2,428 1.81%
4 West Loch Estate 1,455 1.65%
5 Orchidlands Estates 1,065 1.6%
6 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 3,243 1.39%
7 Captain Cook 1,181 1.35%
8 Kalaheo 1,686 1.3%
9 Kahaluu-Keauhou 1,413 1.27%
10 Halawa 4,098 1.2%
11 Waianae 3,092 1.13%
12 Waikoloa Village 2,383 1.09%
13 Royal Kunia 3,908 1.07%
14 Waipio Acres 1,828 1.04%
15 Heeia 1,546 1.03%
16 Mountain View 1,407 1.0%
17 Kapaa 3,602 0.97%
18 Haiku-Pauwela 2,739 0.77%
19 Ocean Pointe 3,887 0.69%
20 Wailua 1,031 0.68%
21 Mililani Mauka 6,901 0.67%
22 Wahiawa 5,600 0.62%
23 Urban Honolulu 128,935 0.6%
24 Ewa Villages 1,842 0.6%
25 Makakilo 5,816 0.58%
26 Whitmore Village 1,045 0.57%
27 Kihei 8,196 0.56%
28 Hilo 15,955 0.55%
29 Ahuimanu 2,641 0.53%
30 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 4,413 0.48%
31 Makawao 2,403 0.46%
32 Kalaoa 4,068 0.44%
33 Hanamaulu 1,161 0.43%
34 Mililani Town 8,919 0.36%
35 Pearl City 14,016 0.32%
36 Kahului 7,726 0.31%
37 Nanakuli 2,601 0.31%
38 Makaha 2,298 0.3%
39 Ewa Beach 3,017 0.27%
40 East Honolulu 16,698 0.26%
41 Waipio 3,907 0.26%
42 Hickam Housing 2,522 0.24%
43 Ewa Gentry 7,183 0.18%
44 Lahaina 3,565 0.17%
45 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 12,771 0.16%
46 Kaunakakai 1,199 0.08%
47 Waihee-Waiehu 2,448 0.08%
48 Wailea 2,563 0.08%
49 Kaneohe 10,572 0.08%
50 Waipahu 8,293 0.06%
51 Wailuku 6,142 0.05%
52 Waimalu 5,359 0.0%
53 Ainaloa 1,079 0.0%
54 Waikele 2,736 0.0%
55 Aiea 2,641 0.0%
56 Wailua Homesteads 2,037 0.0%
57 Waimanalo 1,442 0.0%
58 Pupukea 1,595 0.0%
59 Haleiwa 1,088 0.0%
60 Volcano 1,341 0.0%
61 Schofield Barracks 4,370 0.0%
62 Hawaiian Beaches 1,591 0.0%
63 Kaneohe Station 2,521 0.0%
64 Pukalani 2,926 0.0%
65 Hawaiian Paradise Park 3,961 0.0%
66 Napili-Honokowai 2,790 0.0%
67 Holualoa 3,232 0.0%
68 Iroquois Point 1,073 0.0%
69 Kahaluu 1,354 0.0%
70 Maili 2,536 0.0%
71 Kekaha 1,037 0.0%
72 Kapolei 5,409 0.0%
73 Waialua 1,127 0.0%
74 Lanai City 1,236 0.0%

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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