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Overall Niche Grade
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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 an urban 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
Urban
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

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 has the best climate, diversity and culture. Residents are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Food in Hawaii is amazing! We have so many options and variety. Commuting is easy since there's also an efficient bus system throughout the island. The beaches on Oahu are beautiful, tranquil and breathtaking. The water is warm and relaxing. Sunshine throughout most of the year. Honolulu is the best place for a vacation.
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Whenever I reveal my state of residence to my mainland friends, I always receive the same reaction: “You live in Hawaii!” In response to their awe, I do not deny my luckiness or shy away in humility; instead, I unabashedly agree with them. Yes, I live in Hawaii! And it is an amazing place. I lived in Honolulu, Hawaii since I was born and I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. Beyond the scenic views and “exotic” foods that highlight a foreigner’s experience, Hawaii is magical because of its diversity, which has conditioned me to gain an appreciation for other cultures. There truly is no other diverse place like Hawaii.
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!