You’re at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you’ll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you’re leading the whitest life imaginable.
But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in Hawaii?
Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Aloha State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Hawaii for 2019.
- Wailea (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Haiku-Pauwela (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hickam Housing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kaneohe Station (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kula (Homes For Sale)
- Holualoa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Waikoloa Village (Homes For Sale)
- Napili-Honokowai (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kalaoa (Homes For Sale)
- Schofield Barracks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Ewa Villages is the least white city of all those we measured.
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How we determined the whitest places in Hawaii for 2019
In order to rank the whitest places in Hawaii, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.
Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Hawaii.
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*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 53 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 69.0% to 2.5%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Wailea took the distinction of being the most White, while Ewa Villages was the least White city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Hawaii ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
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.
There You Have It – White Populations Across Hawaii
Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Hawaii according to the most recent data.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Hawaii:
- Ewa Villages
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Hawaii
|11||Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County)||44.76%|
|18||Hawaiian Paradise Park||28.1%|
|19||Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County)||27.31%|
|21||Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County)||25.17%|