The 10 Whitest Cities In Hawaii For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii are whiter than wonder bread.

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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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Hawaii for 2022:

  1. Wailea
  2. Hickam Housing
  3. Wailua Homesteads
  4. Kula
  5. Schofield Barracks
  6. Haiku-Pauwela
  7. Napili-Honokowai
  8. Kihei
  9. Kailua CDP (Honolulu County)
  10. Kapaa

What is the whitest city in Hawaii for 2022? According to the most recent census data Wailea ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Ewa Villages is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Hawaii For 2022

1. Wailea

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,239
% White: 72.93%
More on Wailea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wailea, HI

2. Hickam Housing

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,463
% White: 59.24%
More on Hickam Housing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain

3. Wailua Homesteads

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,301
% White: 51.8%
More on Wailua Homesteads: Real Estate | Data

4. Kula

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,687
% White: 49.11%
More on Kula: Real Estate | Data

5. Schofield Barracks

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,276
% White: 46.91%
More on Schofield Barracks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain

6. Haiku-Pauwela

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,107
% White: 46.47%
More on Haiku-Pauwela: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haiku-Pauwela, HI

7. Napili-Honokowai

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,870
% White: 43.42%
More on Napili-Honokowai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Napili-Honokowai, HI

8. Kihei

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,749
% White: 42.66%
More on Kihei: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kihei, HI

9. Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County)

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 37,900
% White: 41.91%
More on Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County): Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain

10. Kapaa

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,961
% White: 41.48%
More on Kapaa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kapaa, HI

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Hawaii for 2022

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*
* Not Hispanic or latino

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 51 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 72.9% to 1.0%.

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. You can download the data here.

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.

Summary: 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:

  1. Ewa Villages
  2. Nanakuli
  3. Waipahu

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Wailea 72.93% 6,239
2 Hickam Housing 59.24% 9,463
3 Wailua Homesteads 51.8% 6,301
4 Kula 49.11% 6,687
5 Schofield Barracks 46.91% 18,276
6 Haiku-Pauwela 46.47% 9,107
7 Napili-Honokowai 43.42% 6,870
8 Kihei 42.66% 22,749
9 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 41.91% 37,900
10 Kapaa 41.48% 9,961
11 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 38.55% 22,972
12 Waikoloa Village 37.94% 7,366
13 Pukalani 35.78% 7,689
14 Hawaiian Paradise Park 34.03% 10,921
15 Makawao 32.08% 7,989
16 Laie 29.53% 6,071
17 Ocean Pointe 25.08% 15,688
18 East Honolulu 24.64% 47,132
19 Lahaina 23.37% 13,216
20 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 23.27% 10,969
21 Makakilo 20.83% 19,565
22 Ahuimanu 20.11% 8,254
23 Kaneohe 18.09% 33,540
24 Wailuku 16.86% 17,523
25 Makaha 16.77% 10,087
26 Waikele 16.09% 7,246
27 Hilo 15.79% 45,248
28 Urban Honolulu 15.2% 347,181
29 Lihue 14.73% 9,036
30 Mililani Mauka 13.0% 19,808
31 Mililani Town 12.94% 27,459
32 Wahiawa 12.63% 16,442
33 Kapolei 12.38% 21,541
34 Waimalu 12.27% 13,714
35 Waihee-Waiehu 11.94% 10,771
36 Aiea 11.89% 9,730
37 Pearl City 11.68% 45,159
38 Waipio Acres 10.67% 5,556
39 Ewa Gentry 10.65% 26,358
40 Kahului 10.03% 29,993
41 Halawa 9.52% 13,953
42 Waimanalo 7.98% 5,599
43 West Loch Estate 7.81% 6,685
44 Waipio 7.7% 10,745
45 Waianae 7.08% 13,192
46 Maili 6.99% 12,591
47 Royal Kunia 6.5% 13,857
48 Ewa Beach 6.32% 13,803
49 Waipahu 3.47% 38,276
50 Nanakuli 3.22% 11,379
51 Ewa Villages 0.96% 6,452

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Hawaii.

About Chris Kolmar

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