The 10 Hawaii Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii have the largest African American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Hawaii with the largest African American population.

The Black community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

There are now 42 million people who identify as Black or African American living in America, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in hawaii is 24,377 - at 1.7% of the total population of hawaii.

The percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition. As most scholars and historians agree, an increase in the diversity in America is a good thing.

We agree.

But how has the increase in the black population impacted hawaii? Which cities and towns in hawaii have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in hawaii with the largest African American population in 2021:

  1. Schofield Barracks
  2. Hickam Housing
  3. Kaneohe Station
  4. Makakilo
  5. Waimalu
  6. Ocean Pointe
  7. Ewa Gentry
  8. Makaha
  9. Holualoa
  10. Mililani Mauka

What's the blackest city in Hawaii? Schofield Barracks took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in hawaii for 2021. See if it ranked as one of the most african american cities in America.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where hawaii ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Black, check out the best places to live in hawaii or the most diverse places in hawaii.

The 10 Blackest Cities In Hawaii For 2021

1. Schofield Barracks

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,499
% African American: 14.77%
# Of African American Residents: 2,880
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.85%
More on Schofield Barracks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Hickam Housing

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,387
% African American: 8.33%
# Of African American Residents: 782
Percent Change Since 2010: 102.59%
More on Hickam Housing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Kaneohe Station

Kaneohe Station, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,289
% African American: 7.49%
# Of African American Residents: 846
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.95%
More on Kaneohe Station: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Makakilo

Makakilo, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,775
% African American: 5.05%
# Of African American Residents: 999
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.48%
More on Makakilo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Waimalu

Waimalu, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 14,043
% African American: 4.43%
# Of African American Residents: 622
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.03%
More on Waimalu: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Ocean Pointe

Ocean Pointe, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,989
% African American: 3.9%
# Of African American Residents: 585
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.56%
More on Ocean Pointe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Ewa Gentry

Ewa Gentry, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,641
% African American: 3.73%
# Of African American Residents: 956
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.58%
More on Ewa Gentry: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Makaha

Makaha, HI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,404
% African American: 3.01%
# Of African American Residents: 253
Percent Change Since 2010: 166.32%
More on Makaha: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Holualoa

Holualoa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,688
% African American: 2.98%
# Of African American Residents: 289
Percent Change Since 2010: 4716.67%
More on Holualoa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Mililani Mauka

Mililani Mauka, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,090
% African American: 2.15%
# Of African American Residents: 431
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.8%
More on Mililani Mauka: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In hawaii With The Largest Black Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across hawaii.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 54 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 14.8% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Black population with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Schofield Barracks took the distinction of being the most Black, while Napili-Honokowai was the least African American city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in hawaii ranked by population of African American residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Black Populations Across Hawaii

If you're looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Hawaii according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least African American places in Hawaii:

  1. Napili-Honokowai
  2. Waimea CDP (Hawaii County)
  3. Waimanalo

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Hawaii

Rank City % African American Population
1 Schofield Barracks 14.77% 19,499
2 Hickam Housing 8.33% 9,387
3 Kaneohe Station 7.49% 11,289
4 Makakilo 5.05% 19,775
5 Waimalu 4.43% 14,043
6 Ocean Pointe 3.9% 14,989
7 Ewa Gentry 3.73% 25,641
8 Makaha 3.01% 8,404
9 Holualoa 2.98% 9,688
10 Mililani Mauka 2.15% 20,090
11 Waipio Acres 2.11% 5,451
12 Halawa 1.96% 14,453
13 Urban Honolulu 1.95% 348,985
14 Waikoloa Village 1.91% 6,549
15 Mililani Town 1.84% 27,562
16 Royal Kunia 1.79% 14,565
17 Pearl City 1.78% 45,605
18 Lihue 1.53% 7,267
19 Wahiawa 1.51% 17,122
20 Waikele 1.44% 7,442
21 Kapolei 1.42% 21,674
22 Maili 1.27% 11,437
23 Waipio 1.26% 11,469
24 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 1.0% 37,586
25 Ewa Villages 0.93% 6,585
26 Kihei 0.89% 22,402
27 Kahului 0.85% 31,336
28 West Loch Estate 0.8% 6,139
29 Kaneohe 0.79% 33,841
30 Wailuku 0.73% 17,708
31 Makawao 0.72% 7,341
32 Waianae 0.72% 13,609
33 East Honolulu 0.67% 47,540
34 Hilo 0.59% 45,056
35 Kalaoa 0.55% 11,729
36 Waipahu 0.42% 39,469
37 Laie 0.39% 5,704
38 Nanakuli 0.34% 11,461
39 Kapaa 0.33% 10,580
40 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.33% 15,231
41 Wailua Homesteads 0.26% 6,117
42 Aiea 0.21% 9,638
43 Ahuimanu 0.2% 8,023
44 Waihee-Waiehu 0.16% 9,319
45 Ewa Beach 0.15% 14,479
46 Lahaina 0.12% 12,776
47 Wailea 0.03% 6,218
48 Hawaiian Paradise Park 0.0% 11,202
49 Pukalani 0.0% 7,695
50 Kula 0.0% 7,621
51 Haiku-Pauwela 0.0% 8,987
52 Waimanalo 0.0% 5,538
53 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.0% 11,908
54 Napili-Honokowai 0.0% 6,739

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