Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2020

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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020:

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Hawaii? Urban Honolulu ranks as the best place for singles in Hawaii if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

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 Nanakuli.

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:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2020

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 350,003
Median Age: 41.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Urban Honolulu: Homes For Sale | Data

Ewa Beach, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 14,717
Median Age: 37.2
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 47.0%
More on Ewa Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waipahu, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 40,427
Median Age: 37.2
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 48.2%
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 Gentry, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 25,752
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 48.0%
More on Ewa Gentry: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Halawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 14,640
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 34.7%
More on Halawa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wahiawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,422
Median Age: 39.5
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 34.7%
More on Wahiawa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Review Of Wahiawa by HomeSnacks User

I used to live in Wahiawa, it was pretty seedy out there.

It reminded me of some more rundown mainland cities in a way because of how paved over a lot of it was M**h was a problem for sure. I did see drug addicted hookers.

A lot of wannabe gangsters were around but they always respected me and my ways.

Kihei, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 21,879
Median Age: 40.6
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Kihei: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waimalu, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 13,384
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 22.8%
More on Waimalu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 19,796
Median Age: 22.5
Married households: 2.0%
Households with kids: 72.5%
More on Schofield Barracks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waipio, HI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,508
Median Age: 38.1
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 30.3%
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.

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 2014-2018 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. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Urban Honolulu is the talk of the town while Nanakuli is probably a bit on the boring side.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in hawaii for 2020

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. Nanakuli
  2. Hilo
  3. Kapaa

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Urban Honolulu, HI 350,003 41.5
2 Ewa Beach, HI 14,717 37.2
3 Waipahu, HI 40,427 37.2
4 Ewa Gentry, HI 25,752 34.8
5 Halawa, HI 14,640 39.7
6 Wahiawa, HI 17,422 39.5
7 Kihei, HI 21,879 40.6
8 Waimalu, HI 13,384 38.3
9 Schofield Barracks, HI 19,796 22.5
10 Waipio, HI 11,508 38.1
11 Maili, HI 10,792 33.7
12 Royal Kunia, HI 14,449 37.4
13 Ocean Pointe, HI 14,037 33.5
14 Makakilo, HI 20,920 33.9
15 Kahului, HI 32,312 37.5
16 Lahaina, HI 13,103 36.1
17 Mililani Mauka, HI 19,955 38.7
18 Waianae, HI 14,054 31.7
19 Kaneohe, HI 33,739 42.6
20 Kaneohe Station, HI 11,075 22.6
21 Kalaoa, HI 11,604 41.2
22 Kapolei, HI 21,474 31.4
23 Wailuku, HI 17,354 39.3
24 East Honolulu, HI 47,770 48.0
25 Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 11,479 42.0
26 Kapaa, HI 10,544 41.1
27 Hilo, HI 46,284 40.0
28 Nanakuli, HI 11,742 31.7

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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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