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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
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Waipahu is a town in Hawaii with a population of 41,715. Waipahu is in Honolulu County. Living in Waipahu offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Waipahu there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Waipahu and residents tend to be liberal.
About Waipahu...
Population
41,715

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$573,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,282
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Waipahu 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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Waipahu

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,856
National
$55,322

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Waipahu Reviews

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Growing up in Waipahu was great! There were easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and parks. The best part about growing up in Waipahu was my nextdoor neighbors. We grew up together which made my childhood so memorable. We had numerous sleepovers, dinners, and outdoor activities planned. However, I encountered two experiences that made the neighborhood seem unsafe. I was in the house when an intruder broke in. I could hear the the intruder open drawers, rummage through draws, and walk throughout the house. I was traumatized for months. I continuously thought that someone was breaking into our house. A couple weeks ago, a stranger went through my car that was parked in my driveway. I forgot to lock my car that night, and a intruder went through my compartments, took my sunglasses, and took my loose change. I thought that I lived in a very safe community, but the incidences that I encountered made me rethink the safety of my neighborhood.
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Waipahu is a town where you can get the true experiences from the historic ancestries such as the Hawaii Plantation Village to modern day industry such as Waikele Premium Outlets. The community brings in a lot of aloha with diversity in people. It's also very unique in resources in stores such as Seafood City. It has all kinds of stores that is needed living in this community. Our one and only High School is also very well known to be successful because of the opportunities given in various programs such as Early College. Very great community with great people!
Waipahu is a nice quite town on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. You can find just about any kind of food your palate might be craving for: Thai, Indian, Local, Mexican and more! With the soon to be completed rail system having a major stop here, it will become easier to access from almost anywhere on the island.