These Are The 10 Hawaii Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii have 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 23,768 – 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 2018:

  1. Schofield Barracks
  2. Ocean Pointe (Photos)
  3. Hickam Housing
  4. Kaneohe Station
  5. Makakilo (Photos)
  6. Waikele (Photos)
  7. Ewa Gentry (Photos)
  8. Waimalu
  9. Royal Kunia
  10. Mililani Mauka (Photos)

Schofield Barracks took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Hawaii for 2018. 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.

How We Determined The Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Black Population For 2018

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 2012-2016 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 16.0% 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.

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.

1. Schofield Barracks

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 20,330
% African American: 15.96%
# Of African American Residents: 3,244
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.93%
More on Schofield Barracks: Data | Jobs

2. Ocean Pointe

Ocean Pointe, Hawaii

Population: 12,274
% African American: 8.02%
# Of African American Residents: 984
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.23%
More on Ocean Pointe: Data | Jobs

3. Hickam Housing

Hickam Housing, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,954
% African American: 7.85%
# Of African American Residents: 703
Percent Change Since 2010: 82.12%
More on Hickam Housing: Data | Jobs

4. Kaneohe Station

Kaneohe Station, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,072
% African American: 7.85%
# Of African American Residents: 869
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.49%
More on Kaneohe Station: Data | Jobs

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.

5. Makakilo

Makakilo, Hawaii

Population: 20,353
% African American: 4.67%
# Of African American Residents: 950
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.3%
More on Makakilo: Data | Jobs

6. Waikele

Waikele, Hawaii

Population: 7,648
% African American: 4.42%
# Of African American Residents: 338
Percent Change Since 2010: 215.89%
More on Waikele: Data | Jobs

7. Ewa Gentry

Ewa Gentry, Hawaii

Population: 23,168
% African American: 3.69%
# Of African American Residents: 854
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.37%
More on Ewa Gentry: Data | Jobs

8. Waimalu


Population: 13,478
% African American: 2.86%
# Of African American Residents: 385
Percent Change Since 2010: -47.4%
More on Waimalu: Data | Jobs

9. Royal Kunia


Population: 14,424
% African American: 2.55%
# Of African American Residents: 368
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.65%
More on Royal Kunia: Data | Jobs

10. Mililani Mauka

Mililani Mauka, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 20,322
% African American: 2.4%
# Of African American Residents: 488
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.25%
More on Mililani Mauka: Data | Jobs

Mililani Mauka is a census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 21,039.

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. Lahaina
  3. Kula

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Hawaii

Rank City Population % African American
1 Schofield Barracks 20,330 15.96%
2 Ocean Pointe 12,274 8.02%
3 Hickam Housing 8,954 7.85%
4 Kaneohe Station 11,072 7.85%
5 Makakilo 20,353 4.67%
6 Waikele 7,648 4.42%
7 Ewa Gentry 23,168 3.69%
8 Waimalu 13,478 2.86%
9 Royal Kunia 14,424 2.55%
10 Mililani Mauka 20,322 2.4%
11 West Loch Estate 5,183 2.2%
12 Kapolei 19,206 2.14%
13 Kapaa 10,753 2.1%
14 Waipio Acres 5,169 2.07%
15 Pearl City 47,241 2.02%
16 Laie 5,782 1.89%
17 Makaha 8,934 1.84%
18 Halawa 14,455 1.69%
19 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 10,770 1.66%
20 Urban Honolulu 349,597 1.65%
21 Mililani Town 28,460 1.35%
22 Wahiawa 17,696 1.28%
23 Waipio 11,554 1.25%
24 Waikoloa Village 6,292 1.14%
25 Maili 8,943 1.06%
26 Kihei 21,964 0.99%
27 Kaneohe 35,065 0.94%
28 Holualoa 9,439 0.93%
29 Kahului 30,164 0.77%
30 East Honolulu 47,957 0.71%
31 Napili-Honokowai 6,856 0.69%
32 Ahuimanu 8,312 0.66%
33 Hilo 45,579 0.56%
34 Ewa Beach 15,165 0.54%
35 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 38,514 0.53%
36 Waihee-Waiehu 9,177 0.53%
37 Waipahu 41,590 0.5%
38 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 13,617 0.46%
39 Waimanalo 6,296 0.46%
40 Hawaiian Paradise Park 11,787 0.31%
41 Wailuku 16,179 0.29%
42 Lihue 7,196 0.28%
43 Waianae 13,426 0.27%
44 Kalaoa 11,198 0.24%
45 Ewa Villages 7,568 0.18%
46 Wailua Homesteads 5,987 0.18%
47 Nanakuli 12,042 0.17%
48 Makawao 6,362 0.14%
49 Aiea 9,594 0.06%
50 Wailea 5,833 0.02%
51 Pukalani 8,332 0.0%
52 Kula 7,326 0.0%
53 Lahaina 12,675 0.0%
54 Haiku-Pauwela 7,564 0.0%

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