Hawaii Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Hawaii with the largest African American population.

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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 24,472 – 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 2020:

  1. Schofield Barracks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Kaneohe Station (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hickam Housing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Makakilo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Ocean Pointe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Ewa Gentry (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Waimalu (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Holualoa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Waipio Acres (Homes For Sale)
  10. Waikele (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What’s the blackest city in Hawaii? Schofield Barracks took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in hawaii for 2020. 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 2020

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,796
% African American: 17.49%
# Of African American Residents: 3,463
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.01%
More on Schofield Barracks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kaneohe Station, HI

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 11,075
% African American: 8.18%
# Of African American Residents: 906
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.17%
More on Kaneohe Station: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O’ahu in the City & County of Honolulu. For census purposes, the area is demarcated as the Kaneohe Station census-designated place, with a population at the 2010 Census of 9,517. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is home to Marines, sailors, their family members and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base.

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 9,258
% African American: 6.61%
# Of African American Residents: 612
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.55%
More on Hickam Housing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Makakilo, HI

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7
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Population: 20,920
% African American: 5.11%
# Of African American Residents: 1,068
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.6%
More on Makakilo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Pointe, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 14,037
% African American: 3.62%
# Of African American Residents: 508
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.47%
More on Ocean Pointe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ewa Gentry, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
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Population: 25,752
% African American: 3.48%
# Of African American Residents: 897
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.76%
More on Ewa Gentry: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waimalu, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
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Population: 13,384
% African American: 3.29%
# Of African American Residents: 440
Percent Change Since 2010: -39.89%
More on Waimalu: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holualoa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,136
% African American: 2.89%
# Of African American Residents: 264
Percent Change Since 2010: 4300.0%
More on Holualoa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,443
% African American: 2.76%
# Of African American Residents: 150
Percent Change Since 2010: 105.48%
More on Waipio Acres: Real Estate | Data

Waikele, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,062
% African American: 2.42%
# Of African American Residents: 171
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.81%
More on Waikele: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In hawaii With The Largest Black Population For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 17.5% 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 Haiku-Pauwela 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. Haiku-Pauwela
  2. Pukalani
  3. Kula

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Hawaii

Rank City % African American Population
1 Schofield Barracks 17.49% 19,796
2 Kaneohe Station 8.18% 11,075
3 Hickam Housing 6.61% 9,258
4 Makakilo 5.11% 20,920
5 Ocean Pointe 3.62% 14,037
6 Ewa Gentry 3.48% 25,752
7 Waimalu 3.29% 13,384
8 Holualoa 2.89% 9,136
9 Waipio Acres 2.76% 5,443
10 Waikele 2.42% 7,062
11 Mililani Mauka 2.42% 19,955
12 Makaha 2.33% 8,740
13 Halawa 2.21% 14,640
14 Pearl City 2.09% 46,129
15 Royal Kunia 2.02% 14,449
16 Kapaa 1.85% 10,544
17 Urban Honolulu 1.78% 350,003
18 Waikoloa Village 1.7% 6,412
19 Mililani Town 1.68% 27,926
20 Lihue 1.67% 7,381
21 Waipio 1.45% 11,508
22 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 1.27% 11,687
23 Wahiawa 1.24% 17,422
24 Maili 1.22% 10,792
25 Laie 1.11% 6,111
26 Kahului 1.11% 32,312
27 East Honolulu 0.86% 47,770
28 Kihei 0.84% 21,879
29 Kaneohe 0.81% 33,739
30 Ewa Villages 0.8% 7,118
31 Kapolei 0.77% 21,474
32 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 0.76% 36,662
33 West Loch Estate 0.62% 5,177
34 Hilo 0.56% 46,284
35 Napili-Honokowai 0.55% 7,258
36 Wailuku 0.55% 17,354
37 Wailua Homesteads 0.53% 5,900
38 Waianae 0.51% 14,054
39 Waimanalo 0.49% 6,135
40 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.48% 15,268
41 Waipahu 0.46% 40,427
42 Kalaoa 0.46% 11,604
43 Makawao 0.29% 7,570
44 Nanakuli 0.27% 11,742
45 Waihee-Waiehu 0.26% 8,802
46 Hawaiian Paradise Park 0.22% 11,479
47 Ahuimanu 0.21% 8,239
48 Ewa Beach 0.18% 14,717
49 Aiea 0.16% 9,439
50 Lahaina 0.07% 13,103
51 Wailea 0.04% 5,656
52 Kula 0.0% 7,541
53 Pukalani 0.0% 7,769
54 Haiku-Pauwela 0.0% 8,061

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