These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Hawaii In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Hawaii.

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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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Hawaii with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Wailea (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Haiku-Pauwela (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hickam Housing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Kaneohe Station (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Kula (Homes For Sale)
  6. Holualoa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Waikoloa Village (Homes For Sale)
  8. Napili-Honokowai (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Kalaoa (Homes For Sale)
  10. Schofield Barracks (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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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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*
* 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 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.

Wailea, HI

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7.5
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Population: 5,602
% White: 68.96%
More on Wailea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haiku-Pauwela, HI

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Population: 7,420
% White: 64.37%
More on Haiku-Pauwela: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hickam Housing, HI

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Population: 8,931
% White: 62.62%
More on Hickam Housing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kaneohe Station, HI

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Population: 11,198
% White: 60.01%
More on Kaneohe Station: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

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Population: 7,520
% White: 57.89%
More on Kula: Real Estate | Data

Holualoa, HI

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7.5
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Population: 8,732
% White: 51.48%
More on Holualoa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
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7
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Population: 6,014
% White: 49.25%
More on Waikoloa Village: Real Estate | Data

Napili-Honokowai, HI

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Population: 7,311
% White: 45.99%
More on Napili-Honokowai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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7.5
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Population: 11,107
% White: 45.75%
More on Kalaoa: Real Estate | Data

Schofield Barracks, HI

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Population: 20,229
% White: 45.35%
More on Schofield Barracks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Hawaii

Rank City % White Population
1 Wailea 68.96% 5,602
2 Haiku-Pauwela 64.37% 7,420
3 Hickam Housing 62.62% 8,931
4 Kaneohe Station 60.01% 11,198
5 Kula 57.89% 7,520
6 Holualoa 51.48% 8,732
7 Waikoloa Village 49.25% 6,014
8 Napili-Honokowai 45.99% 7,311
9 Kalaoa 45.75% 11,107
10 Schofield Barracks 45.35% 20,229
11 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 44.76% 38,088
12 Wailua Homesteads 43.88% 6,212
13 Kihei 43.67% 22,220
14 Kapaa 36.05% 10,505
15 Pukalani 32.52% 8,340
16 Makawao 31.22% 6,832
17 Ocean Pointe 28.39% 13,579
18 Hawaiian Paradise Park 28.1% 11,564
19 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 27.31% 14,140
20 Laie 26.59% 6,168
21 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 25.17% 12,064
22 East Honolulu 24.36% 47,868
23 Lihue 23.51% 7,064
24 Lahaina 21.92% 13,223
25 Ahuimanu 20.73% 8,085
26 Makakilo 20.4% 20,615
27 Wailuku 19.09% 16,995
28 Kaneohe 19.04% 34,123
29 Waikele 16.76% 7,446
30 Urban Honolulu 15.96% 350,788
31 Hilo 15.73% 45,703
32 Aiea 15.56% 9,332
33 Waihee-Waiehu 15.09% 9,017
34 Waipio Acres 15.08% 5,432
35 Makaha 15.04% 8,832
36 Ewa Gentry 14.99% 24,181
37 Mililani Town 14.56% 28,343
38 Mililani Mauka 14.36% 20,393
39 Waimalu 14.07% 13,158
40 Maili 12.8% 10,190
41 Wahiawa 12.65% 17,555
42 Pearl City 12.0% 46,259
43 Waipio 11.05% 11,607
44 Waimanalo 10.69% 6,578
45 Halawa 9.84% 14,335
46 Royal Kunia 9.57% 14,396
47 Kapolei 8.72% 21,086
48 Kahului 7.56% 30,706
49 Ewa Beach 7.45% 15,047
50 Waianae 5.96% 13,636
51 Nanakuli 4.54% 11,757
52 Waipahu 3.03% 41,715
53 Ewa Villages 2.47% 8,087

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