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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Waialua is a town in Hawaii with a population of 3,733. Waialua is in Honolulu County. Living in Waialua offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Waialua there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Waialua and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waialua are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$671,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Waialua Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Waialua

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,837
National
$55,322
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Waialua Reviews

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Waialua is a small community, everybody knows eachother. Its a pretty safe community. I would like to see change in the traffic. We have lots of tourist here so traffic is horrible.
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Waialua is a very old town. Everyone is very hardworking, a trait inherited by their fathers who worked for the sugar plantations.
What I loved about this place was that it was small, so it felt more home-ish and country. They have beaches nearby, many place to dine and to shop. I really don't like how it was constructed with more places but I understand why they would need to, it just it looks too busy.