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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Waimea is a town in Hawaii with a population of 12,064. Waimea is in Hawaii County. Living in Waimea offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Waimea and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$392,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,389
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Waimea 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
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Waimea

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,759
National
$55,322

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Waimea Reviews

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Its a nice small town located in the heart of the big island of Hawaii, the vibe is just beautiful and gives you real taste of what Hawaiis like in a small town. People are very nice, there are many great places to eat, also the views of Mauna Kea are amazing. I recommend stopping by if you get a chance too!
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Waimea is a wonderful place to take the family, friends, or just yourself. The city is right next to the beach. There is also is a beautiful cliff side abundant with shrubbery. Not only do you have a beautiful view of the ocean but also there is so much cultural influences. Although there are many different races, there is mostly a mix between Polynesians and Asian tourist. Because of the multiple military bases there are so many different backgrounds, religions, and races. There is also a large abundance of food influences. From sea food, fried foods, Asian cuisine, even Mexican, there are all types of amazing food. Not only is the view while your in Waimea, but also on the way scenery like you have never seen in your life land that looks like it has never been touched by man. Waimea is one of the most amazing places I have ever had the honor of being able to visit and live close to there.
Very good private schools, very small but fairly close to beaches and hikes. However it is very expensive. If you are at least upper middle class or want to send your kids to a great private school and have them grow up in a great area this is the place. However, I would not suggest it for any other demographic of people.