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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Waimalu is a town in Hawaii with a population of 13,478. Waimalu is in Honolulu County. Living in Waimalu offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waimalu there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Waimalu and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waimalu are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,528
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Waimalu 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,754
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Waimalu Reviews

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Very little crime in this town, everyone is closely knit and know each other. I have always felt safe in this town, and everything runs smoothly without much issues. The schools are not so great because they are public schools, and waimalu is a little bit on the poorer side.
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