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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Honolulu is a city in Hawaii with a population of 402,452. Honolulu is in Honolulu County and is one of the best places to live in Hawaii. Living in Honolulu offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Honolulu there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Honolulu and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Honolulu are above average.
About Honolulu...
Population
402,452

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$688,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,441
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Honolulu Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Honolulu

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,527
National
$55,322
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Honolulu Reviews

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Honolulu is a beautiful city and a famous area for tourism. The most popular location in Honolulu is Waikiki. There you will find the wonderful beaches, restaurants, and much more. The Ala Moana Mall is a popular mall located right across from the Ala Moana beach park. The mall contains an awesome gallery of shopping stores, restaurants and entertainment. Something I would love to change about Honolulu is the amount of homeless. Many homeless live in the town and it has become very noticeable all around town. In addition, the traffic can be very rough especially during rush hour. Despite the negatives Honolulu is a place where ohana (family) is always first. I love the beautiful island and the countless activities such as: kayaking, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, scuba diving, bowling, ice skating, roller blading, go karting and much more that is available to everyone that is on the island. The greatest of them all is the beautiful view all around. Aloha!
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I love Hawaii. I enjoy its diverse scenery. The weather is perfect. Cool temperatures all year round. Cool tradewinds makes you feel comfortable. I enjoy the beachfront acres. They are alive with experiences that will turn into treasured memories. I also love Lu’au’s. They offer tropical drinks and a shower of flowers. I love the traditional arts and crafts. I find myself also taking part in the Hawaiian games, plus hula. I also enjoy the hukilau – pulling giant fishing nets from the sea to the rhythms of a conch shell and island chants. Wow! Great feeling! I encourage everyone from all walks of life to experience the exceptional on the Island of Oahu.
Honolulu is the lively and centralized capital of the state of Hawaii. Situated on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, the city of Honolulu includes many of Hawaii's well-known tourist attractions, including the country's largest outdoor mall (Ala Moana Shopping Center) and Waikiki Beach. The has been undergoing major construction over the past few years to revamp it's outdated infrastructure. New shopping centers, high rises, and tourist attractions are constantly being built. Honolulu is the perfect place to visit or raise a family as everything you need is within walking distance or accessible via public transportation (bus routes, ride-share bikes, or the soon to come rail).