East Honolulu, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 49,914.
Males: 24,415  (48.9%)
Females: 25,499  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
Hawaii median age:  38.9 years

Zip codes: 96816, 96821, 96825.

East Honolulu Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $80,513
East Honolulu:

$80,513
HI:

$74,511

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,691

East Honolulu CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $658,900
East Honolulu:

$658,900
HI:

$592,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $797,108; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $844,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $633,102

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,571.

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  • Races in East Honolulu, HI (2016)

    East Honolulu races chart
    • 23,13748.0%Asian alone
    • 11,19523.2%White alone
    • 8,53517.7%Two or more races
    • 2,4215.0%Hispanic
    • 2,2224.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 3500.7%Black alone
    • 820.2%American Indian alone
    • 820.2%Other race alone

Races in East Honolulu detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Honolulu: 154.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (2.0%), German (1.5%), Italian (1.2%), Portuguese (1.1%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

East Honolulu,HI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in East Honolulu:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Honolulu CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

7,322 residents are foreign born

This place:

15.2%
Hawaii:

17.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,732 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,756 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (7.1 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2548.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Waimanalo Beach, HI (1.8 miles ), Waimanalo, HI (2.1 miles ), Maunawili, HI (2.6 miles ), Honolulu, HI (2.7 miles ), Urban Honolulu, HI (2.9 miles ), Koolaupoko, HI (3.0 miles ), Kaneohe, HI (3.1 miles ), Kaneohe Station, HI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 21.29 N, Longitude: 157.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

East Honolulu household income distribution East Honolulu home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Hawaii:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in East Honolulu: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

East Honolulu-area historical earthquake activity is near Hawaii state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1975 at 14:47:40, a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from East Honolulu center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 198.6 miles away from the city center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1973 at 20:26:28, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 192.5 miles away from East Honolulu center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Honolulu County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near East Honolulu:

  • HALE MALAMALAMA (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • HI'OLANI CARE CENTER AT KAHALA NUI (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • MAUNALANI NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • PALOLO CHINESE HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • HOSPICE HAWAII (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • LEAHI HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)
  • LEAHI HOSPITAL ICF/DP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HONOLULU, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Honolulu:

  • Kapiolani Community College (about 6 miles; Honolulu, HI; Full-time enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 6 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 7 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 10 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 11 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Leeward Community College (about 19 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 28 miles; Laie, HI; FT enrollment: 3,527)

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Notable locations in East Honolulu: Koko Marina (A), Koko Crater Botanical Garden (B), Koko Crater Stables (C), Hawai‘i Kai Golf Course (D), Waialae Country Club (E), Hawai‘i Job Corps Center (F), University of Hawaii Solar Observatory (G), Koko Head Rifle Range (H), Lunalilo Home (I), Honolulu Fire Department Station 34 Hawaii Kai (J), Hawaii-Kai Public Library (K), Aina Haina Public Library (L), Emergency Medical Services Unit Hawaii Kai (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Koko Marina Shopping Center (1), Niu Valley Shopping Center (2), Hawaii Kai Shopping Center (3), Aina Haina Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Honolulu include: Kilohana United Methodist Church (A), Calvary Lutheran Church (B), Hawaii Kai Baptist Church (C), Star of the Sea Catholic Church (D), Church of the Holy Nativity (E), Holy Trinity Church (F), Aina Haina Baptist Church (G), Aina Haina Neighborhood Church of God (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Kuapā Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wai‘alae Stream (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in East Honolulu include: Sandy Beach Park (1), Nehu Playground (2), Wailupe Valley Neighborhood Park (3), Hawaii Kai Recreation Center (4), Waialae Iki Playground (5), Kuli‘ou‘ou Beach Park (6), Maunalua Bay Beach Park (7), Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park (8), Hanauma Bay Beach Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Paikō Beach (A), Kaloko Beach (B), Niu Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Honolulu County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 75.7. This is about average.

City:

75.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.418. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.418
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.98
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.15
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.57. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.57
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00159. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00159
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.7%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.3%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in East Honolulu in 2010:

  • 160 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Hawaii average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for East Honolulu CDP (based on Honolulu County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic173,71639
Evangelical Protestant92,310382
Other80,221204
Mainline Protestant28,013115
Orthodox3004
None578,647-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 195
Honolulu County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 126
Honolulu County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 141
Honolulu County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 734
Here:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Honolulu County:

20.5%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.9%
State:

9.2%

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,417 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.41%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.18% ($36,222)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($46,834)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.36% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,811 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.36%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($44,422 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($37,072)
to Clark County, NV  0.16% ($36,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Honolulu:

  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KWAI (1080 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: RADIO HAWAII, INC.)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KHBZ (990 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNDI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: BROADCAST HOUSE OF THE PACIFIC INC.)
  • KHRA (1460 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: TRADE CENTER MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KKEA (1420 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: BLOW UP, LLC)
  • KREA (1540 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Honolulu:

  • KXME (104.3 FM; KANEOHE, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRTR-FM (96.3 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K215EH (90.9 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHUI (99.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KAIM-FM (95.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KAHA (105.9 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: KASA MOKU KA PAWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCN-FM (100.3 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGMZ-FM (107.9 FM; AIEA, HI; Owner: HONOLULU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINE-FM (105.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUCD (101.9 FM; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSK-FM (92.3 FM; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIPO (89.3 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDDB (102.7 FM; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KPOI-FM (97.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KQMQ-FM (93.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOA (93.5 FM; LAHAINA, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KUMU-FM (94.7 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • K209AA (89.7 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII)
  • KDNN (98.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around East Honolulu:

  • KHON-TV (Channel 2; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGMB (Channel 9; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KITV (Channel 4; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • KHET (Channel 11; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • K42CO (Channel 42; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: OCEANIA BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPXO (Channel 66; KANEOHE, HI; Owner: PAXSON HAWAII LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHNL (Channel 13; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KBFD (Channel 32; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: THE ALLEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFVE (Channel 5; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KWHE (Channel 14; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K44DQ (Channel 44; KANEOHE, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

East Honolulu compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

East Honolulu on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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