Waianae, Hawaii

According to ablogtophone, Waianae is a small town located on the Waianae Coast of Oahu, Hawaii. It is situated on the leeward side of Oahu and is known as “The Country” because of its rural atmosphere. Waianae is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, with white sand and crystal clear waters. The town itself has a population of around 13,000 people, mostly made up of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

The area was once an important agricultural center for the Hawaiian people, with taro fields, fishponds and other traditional farming practices being practiced in Waianae for centuries. It wasn’t until the 1950s that tourism began to take off in the area and Waianae became a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.

Today, Waianae is known for its laidback lifestyle and friendly locals. Visitors come here to relax on one of its many beaches or explore nearby attractions such as Makaha Beach Park or Kaena Point State Park. For those looking for an adrenaline rush there are plenty of water sports activities like surfing, snorkeling and diving available in this part of Oahu. Hiking trails also wind through lush forests where you can observe native flora and fauna including rare birds like nene geese or alala crows.

According to beautyphoon, the town also contains several cultural attractions such as Keawaula Beach which was once an important fishing ground for ancient Hawaiians or Pokai Bay which was once home to a thriving fishing village that dates back to more than 500 years ago when Polynesians first arrived in Hawaii. In addition to these sites there are also several local shops where you can find traditional handcrafted items like ukuleles or hula skirts as well as local food specialties such as poi, lomi salmon and poke bowls made with freshly caught fish from nearby waters.

Waianae offers something for everyone whether you’re looking to relax on a beach or explore ancient Hawaiian culture it has something unique to offer every visitor who visits this charming little town on Oahu’s west coast.

Population: 10,506
Males: 5,223 (49.7%), Females: 5,283 (50.3%)

Honolulu County

Zip code: 96792

Median resident age: 28.8 years
Median household income: $46,717
Median house value: $160,800

Races in Waianae:

  • Two or more races (41.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (27.3%)
  • Hispanic (14.0%)
  • Filipino (11.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (8.0%)
  • Japanese (4.5%)
  • American Indian (3.7%)
  • Other Asian (2.2%)
  • Chinese (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Black (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (5.7%), German (3.5%), Irish (2.9%), English (1.4%).

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Waianae, Hawaii


For population 25 years and over in Waianae

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 42.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waianae CDP

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

7.3% Foreign born (6.2% Asia, 0.9% Oceania).


Hospitals/medical centers near Waianae:

  • KAHI MOHALA (about 14 miles; EWA BEACH, HI)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waianae:

  • HONOLULU INTL (about 21 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Abbreviation: HNL)
  • MOLOKAI (about 79 miles; KAUNAKAKAI, HI; Abbreviation: MKK)
  • LIHUE (about 88 miles; LIHUE, HI; Abbreviation: LIH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Waianae:

  • DILLINGHAM AIRFIELD (about 9 miles; MOKULEIA, HI; Abbreviation: HDH)
  • KALAELOA (JOHN RODGERS FIELD) (about 13 miles; KAPOLEI, HI; Abbreviation: JRF)
  • KALAUPAPA (about 86 miles; KALAUPAPA, HI; Abbreviation: LUP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waianae:

  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 23 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 27 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)
  • KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 4,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO (about 245 miles; HILO, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)


Public high schools in Waianae:

  • WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,921; Location: 85-251 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NANAKULI HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 1,357; Location: 89-980 NANAKULI AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Waianae:

  • WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 1,227; Location: 85-626 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • NANAIKAPONO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 902; Location: 89-195 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MAILI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 804; Location: 87-360 KULAAUPUNI STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LEIHOKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 86-285 LEIHOKU STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • KAMAILE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 85-180 ALA AKU STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NANAKULI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 89-778 HALEAKALA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WAIANAE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 594; Location: 85-220 MCARTHUR STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MAKAHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 84-200 ALA NAAUAO PLACE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • KA WAIHONA O KA NAAUAO NEW CENTURY PCS (Students: 134; Location: 85-1429 WAIANAE VALLEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 04)

Private primary/middle school in Waianae:

  • MAILI BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 87 138 GILIPAKE ST; Grades: KG – 11)