These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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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:

  1. Urban Honolulu
  2. Waimalu
  3. Waipahu (Photos)
  4. Waianae
  5. Wahiawa (Photos)
  6. Kihei (Photos)
  7. Hilo
  8. Waipio
  9. Ewa Gentry
  10. 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.

And after you find a mate, you’ll no doubt want to start a family and buy a home right? Don’t forget to check out the best places to live in Hawaii or the safest places to live in Hawaii.

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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.

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1. Urban Honolulu


Population: 349,597
Median Age: 40.9
Married households: 43.0%
Households with kids: 25.2%

2. Waimalu

Waimalu, Hi

Source: Google Maps

Population: 13,478
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 39.1%
Households with kids: 25.4%

3. Waipahu

Waipahu, Hi

Source: Public domain

Population: 41,590
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.

4. Waianae

Waianae, Hi

Population: 13,426
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 48.3%
Households with kids: 44.2%

5. Wahiawa

Wahiawa, Hi

Population: 17,696
Median Age: 39.4
Married households: 45.5%
Households with kids: 32.8%

6. Kihei

Kihei, Hi

Population: 21,964
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 47.2%
Households with kids: 31.9%

7. Hilo

Hilo, Hi

Population: 45,579
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.

8. Waipio

Waipio, Hi

Population: 11,554
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

Ewa Gentry, Hi

Population: 23,168
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 59.7%
Households with kids: 44.0%

10. Wailuku

Wailuku, Hi

Population: 16,179
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:

  1. East Honolulu
  2. Hawaiian Paradise Park
  3. Kalaoa

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii

City Rank Population Median Age
Urban Honolulu 1 349,597 40.9
Waimalu 2 13,478 37.7
Waipahu 3 41,590 37.0
Waianae 4 13,426 33.4
Wahiawa 5 17,696 39.4
Kihei 6 21,964 38.4
Hilo 7 45,579 40.7
Waipio 8 11,554 36.0
Ewa Gentry 9 23,168 33.4
Wailuku 10 16,179 40.7
Kaneohe 11 35,065 42.1
Lahaina 12 12,675 35.9
Kapolei 13 19,206 32.5
Nanakuli 14 12,042 30.3
Makakilo 15 20,353 33.3
Royal Kunia 16 14,424 35.1
Ewa Beach 17 15,165 36.7
Halawa 18 14,455 43.3
Ocean Pointe 19 12,274 33.3
Mililani Mauka 20 20,322 36.8
Kahului 21 30,164 38.0
Kapaa 22 10,753 41.6
Kalaoa 23 11,198 39.7
Hawaiian Paradise Park 24 11,787 40.7
East Honolulu 25 47,957 47.7

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