These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2019

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.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for . This is our second time ranking the best cities for singles in Hawaii.

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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 for 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Waipio (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Urban Honolulu (Homes For Sale)
  3. Waipahu (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Ewa Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Waimalu (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Wahiawa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Kihei (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Maili (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Hilo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Ewa Gentry (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 Kaneohe Station.

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.

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

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 2013-2017 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 28 cities.

Read on to see why Waipio is the talk of the town while Kaneohe Station is probably a bit on the boring side.

Waipio, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,607
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 50.2%
Households with kids: 22.1%
More on Waipio: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waipio is a census-designated place 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.

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 350,788
Median Age: 41.4
Married households: 42.7%
Households with kids: 20.6%
More on Urban Honolulu: Homes For Sale | Data

Waipahu, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 41,715
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 53.2%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Waipahu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waipahu is a former sugarcane plantation town and now census-designated place 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.

Ewa Beach, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 15,047
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 58.4%
Households with kids: 27.0%
More on Ewa Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waimalu, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 13,158
Median Age: 38.5
Married households: 41.8%
Households with kids: 17.4%
More on Waimalu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wahiawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,555
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 46.8%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Wahiawa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kihei, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 22,220
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 47.1%
Households with kids: 27.1%
More on Kihei: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Maili, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 10,190
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 53.6%
Households with kids: 34.6%
More on Maili: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hilo, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 45,703
Median Age: 40.0
Married households: 42.9%
Households with kids: 23.9%
More on Hilo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hilo is the largest settlement and census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which encompasses the Island of Hawaii. The population was 43,263 at the 2010 census.

Ewa Gentry, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,181
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 63.5%
Households with kids: 38.7%
More on Ewa Gentry: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Hawaii for 2019

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. Kaneohe Station
  2. Schofield Barracks
  3. Mililani Mauka

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Waipio, HI 11,607 37.4
2 Urban Honolulu, HI 350,788 41.4
3 Waipahu, HI 41,715 36.5
4 Ewa Beach, HI 15,047 36.6
5 Waimalu, HI 13,158 38.5
6 Wahiawa, HI 17,555 37.8
7 Kihei, HI 22,220 39.3
8 Maili, HI 10,190 32.6
9 Hilo, HI 45,703 40.0
10 Ewa Gentry, HI 24,181 34.8
11 Waianae, HI 13,636 33.6
12 Halawa, HI 14,335 41.6
13 Kaneohe, HI 34,123 42.3
14 Nanakuli, HI 11,757 30.4
15 Wailuku, HI 16,995 40.3
16 Makakilo, HI 20,615 34.8
17 Lahaina, HI 13,223 36.2
18 Kalaoa, HI 11,107 41.9
19 Kahului, HI 30,706 37.5
20 Kapolei, HI 21,086 31.5
21 Royal Kunia, HI 14,396 35.4
22 Ocean Pointe, HI 13,579 34.3
23 East Honolulu, HI 47,868 47.8
24 Kapaa, HI 10,505 41.3
25 Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 11,564 40.4
26 Mililani Mauka, HI 20,393 37.7
27 Schofield Barracks, HI 20,229 22.4
28 Kaneohe Station, HI 11,198 22.4

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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