Are you trying to find love in Hawaii?
Or are you just looking to hook up?
Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.
There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.
If you live in Hawaii, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Aloha State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.
So, where are the best cities for singles in Hawaii? We’ve got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Hawaii. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Urban Honolulu
- Waipahu (Photos)
- Wahiawa (Photos)
- Kihei (Photos)
- Ewa Gentry
- Wailuku (Photos)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.
The most boring place in Hawaii? That would be East Honolulu.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in Hawaii anyways?
To give you the places in Hawaii which are best for singles to find one another, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what single people like.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the numbers for the Aloha State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Hawaii, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Population density
- % of population that’s male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
- % of households with kids
- Median age
- Number of unmarried people in each city
We then gave each city a Singles Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Hawaii, that meant a total of 25 cities.
Read on to see why Urban Honolulu is the talk of the town while East Honolulu is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 40.9
Married households: 43.0%
Households with kids: 25.2%
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 39.1%
Households with kids: 25.4%
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 53.5%
Households with kids: 47.1%
Waipahu is a former sugarcane plantation town and now census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District on the island of Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 38,216. The U.S. postal code for Waipahu is 96797.
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 48.3%
Households with kids: 44.2%
Median Age: 39.4
Married households: 45.5%
Households with kids: 32.8%
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 47.2%
Households with kids: 31.9%
Median Age: 40.7
Married households: 45.0%
Households with kids: 27.6%
Hilo (/hilo/) is the largest settlement and census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which encompasses the Island of Hawaii. The population was 43,263 at the 2010 census.
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 52.6%
Households with kids: 30.0%
Waipio is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District of the island of Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, wai pio means ‘curved water’. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 11,674.
9. Ewa Gentry
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 59.7%
Households with kids: 44.0%
Median Age: 40.7
Married households: 48.1%
Households with kids: 30.9%
Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 15,313 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Maui County.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Hawaii
If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Hawaii ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.
Here’s a look at the most boring cities in Hawaii according to the data:
- East Honolulu
- Hawaiian Paradise Park
For more Hawaii reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii
|Hawaiian Paradise Park||24|