The 10 Whitest Cities In Hawaii For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Hawaii.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Hawaii for 2021:

  1. Wailea
  2. Kaneohe Station
  3. Hickam Housing
  4. Holualoa
  5. Haiku-Pauwela
  6. Kula
  7. Wailua Homesteads
  8. Napili-Honokowai
  9. Waikoloa Village
  10. Kailua CDP (Honolulu County)

What is the whitest city in Hawaii for 2021? 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.

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Hawaii For 2021

1. Wailea

Wailea, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,218
% White: 67.59%
More on Wailea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Kaneohe Station

Kaneohe Station, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,289
% White: 62.05%
More on Kaneohe Station: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Hickam Housing

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,387
% White: 53.84%
More on Hickam Housing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Holualoa

Holualoa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,688
% White: 51.68%
More on Holualoa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Haiku-Pauwela

Haiku-Pauwela, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,987
% White: 50.43%
More on Haiku-Pauwela: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Kula

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,621
% White: 50.07%
More on Kula: Real Estate | Data

7. Wailua Homesteads

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,117
% White: 45.09%
More on Wailua Homesteads: Real Estate | Data

8. Napili-Honokowai

Napili-Honokowai, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,739
% White: 44.37%
More on Napili-Honokowai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Waikoloa Village

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,549
% White: 43.98%
More on Waikoloa Village: Real Estate | Data

10. Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County)

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 37,586
% White: 43.96%
More on Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County): Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Hawaii for 2021

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 54 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 67.6% to 2.8%.

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.

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:

  1. Ewa Villages
  2. Waipahu
  3. Nanakuli

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Hawaii

Rank City % White Population
1 Wailea 67.59% 6,218
2 Kaneohe Station 62.05% 11,289
3 Hickam Housing 53.84% 9,387
4 Holualoa 51.68% 9,688
5 Haiku-Pauwela 50.43% 8,987
6 Kula 50.07% 7,621
7 Wailua Homesteads 45.09% 6,117
8 Napili-Honokowai 44.37% 6,739
9 Waikoloa Village 43.98% 6,549
10 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 43.96% 37,586
11 Kihei 42.61% 22,402
12 Schofield Barracks 42.31% 19,499
13 Kalaoa 39.61% 11,729
14 Kapaa 38.87% 10,580
15 Makawao 36.73% 7,341
16 Pukalani 35.8% 7,695
17 Hawaiian Paradise Park 34.47% 11,202
18 Laie 32.1% 5,704
19 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 29.32% 15,231
20 Ocean Pointe 26.53% 14,989
21 East Honolulu 25.36% 47,540
22 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 23.65% 11,908
23 Ahuimanu 22.27% 8,023
24 Lahaina 21.75% 12,776
25 Makakilo 20.99% 19,775
26 Lihue 20.42% 7,267
27 Kaneohe 19.57% 33,841
28 Waikele 19.55% 7,442
29 Wailuku 18.74% 17,708
30 Hilo 16.93% 45,056
31 Urban Honolulu 15.38% 348,985
32 Makaha 14.87% 8,404
33 Waihee-Waiehu 14.81% 9,319
34 Mililani Town 14.19% 27,562
35 West Loch Estate 13.86% 6,139
36 Aiea 13.56% 9,638
37 Wahiawa 13.33% 17,122
38 Waimalu 13.32% 14,043
39 Mililani Mauka 13.11% 20,090
40 Waipio Acres 12.9% 5,451
41 Ewa Gentry 12.35% 25,641
42 Pearl City 11.74% 45,605
43 Kapolei 11.57% 21,674
44 Maili 10.32% 11,437
45 Kahului 9.32% 31,336
46 Halawa 9.3% 14,453
47 Waimanalo 9.23% 5,538
48 Waipio 8.7% 11,469
49 Waianae 7.35% 13,609
50 Ewa Beach 6.93% 14,479
51 Royal Kunia 5.94% 14,565
52 Nanakuli 3.44% 11,461
53 Waipahu 3.26% 39,469
54 Ewa Villages 2.78% 6,585

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About Chris Kolmar

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