These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Hawaii For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in Hawaii.

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Well this has been one heck of a couple of years for the Republican Party. Never in my life time have I see anything like it — given that’s a relatively short lifetime, but who’s counting?

And now that we’re headed towards the next big election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Hawaii would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Aloha State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Hawaii with populations greater than 5,000 voted and contributed to political campaigns in the past several years. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican and gave the most to conservatives where named the most conservative cities in the state.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Hawaii for 2019:

  1. Kaneohe Station (Photos)
  2. Halawa (Photos)
  3. Waipio (Photos)
  4. Waipio Acres
  5. Hickam Housing (Photos)
  6. Mililani Town (Photos)
  7. Nanakuli (Photos)
  8. Laie (Photos)
  9. Kapolei (Photos)
  10. Ahuimanu (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Makawao is the most liberal city in Hawaii of all those we measured.

And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most conservative cities in Hawaii.

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Hawaii and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in Hawaii for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Hawaii over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 49 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 49 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Kaneohe Station, is “The Most Conservative City in Hawaii For 2019”.

Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Hawaii For 2019

Kaneohe Station, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 11,198
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $27.68
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.21
More on Kaneohe Station: PhotosData

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.

Halawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 14,335
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.39
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Halawa: PhotosData

Waipio, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 11,607
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.52
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Waipio: PhotosData

Waipio is a census-designated place located in the Ewa District of the island of Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, wai pio means “curved water”. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 11,674.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,432
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $14.8
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Waipio Acres: Data

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 8,931
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.14
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Hickam Housing: PhotosData

Mililani Town, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 28,343
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.84
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Mililani Town: PhotosData

Mililani is a city located near the center of the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. It consists of two census-designated places, Mililani Town, with a population of 27,629 at the 2010 census, and Mililani Mauka, with a 2010 census population of 21,039.

Nanakuli, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,757
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.15
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Nanakuli: PhotosData

Laie, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,168
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.2
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Laie: PhotosData

Laie is a census-designated place located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, lie means “ie leaf”. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.

Kapolei, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,086
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.33
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Kapolei: PhotosData

Kapolei is a master-planned community in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is colloquially known as the “second city” of Oahu, in relation to Honolulu. Officially, it is a census-designated place within the consolidated city-county of Honolulu.

Ahuimanu, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,085
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.51
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Ahuimanu: PhotosData

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Hawaii

Well there you have it, the places in Hawaii that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Kaneohe Station ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Hawaii:

  1. Makawao
  2. Kahului
  3. Kihei

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Hawaii

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Kaneohe Station, HI 11,198 31.6%
2 Halawa, HI 14,335 31.6%
3 Waipio, HI 11,607 31.6%
4 Waipio Acres, HI 5,432 31.6%
5 Hickam Housing, HI 8,931 31.6%
6 Mililani Town, HI 28,343 31.6%
7 Nanakuli, HI 11,757 31.6%
8 Laie, HI 6,168 31.6%
9 Kapolei, HI 21,086 31.6%
10 Ahuimanu, HI 8,085 31.6%
11 Pearl City, HI 46,259 31.6%
12 Ewa Gentry, HI 24,181 31.6%
13 Waipahu, HI 41,715 31.6%
14 Wahiawa, HI 17,555 31.6%
15 Makakilo, HI 20,615 31.6%
16 Aiea, HI 9,332 31.6%
17 Maili, HI 10,190 31.6%
18 Makaha, HI 8,832 31.6%
19 Kaneohe, HI 34,123 31.6%
20 Waikele, HI 7,446 31.6%
21 Mililani Mauka, HI 20,393 31.6%
22 Waimanalo, HI 6,578 31.6%
23 Royal Kunia, HI 14,396 31.6%
24 East Honolulu, HI 47,868 31.6%
25 Ewa Villages, HI 8,087 31.6%
26 Waianae, HI 13,636 31.6%
27 Schofield Barracks, HI 20,229 31.6%
28 Ocean Pointe, HI 13,579 31.6%
29 Waimalu, HI 13,158 31.6%
30 Ewa Beach, HI 15,047 31.6%
31 Hanamaulu, HI 5,386 28.8%
32 Wailua Homesteads, HI 6,212 28.8%
33 Lihue, HI 7,064 28.8%
34 Kapaa, HI 10,505 28.8%
35 Kalaheo, HI 5,416 28.8%
36 Holualoa, HI 8,732 27.0%
37 Hilo, HI 45,703 27.0%
38 Waikoloa Village, HI 6,014 27.0%
39 Hawaiian Beaches, HI 5,302 27.0%
40 Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 11,564 27.0%
41 Kalaoa, HI 11,107 27.0%
42 Wailuku, HI 16,995 25.9%
43 Wailea, HI 5,602 25.9%
44 Pukalani, HI 8,340 25.9%
45 Lahaina, HI 13,223 25.9%
46 Kula, HI 7,520 25.9%
47 Kihei, HI 22,220 25.9%
48 Kahului, HI 30,706 25.9%
49 Makawao, HI 6,832 25.9%