100 Biggest Cities In Hawaii For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Hawaii. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 116 cities and places in Hawaii.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Aloha State has to offer. You know the places like Urban Honolulu and East Honolulu which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Hawaii that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Hawaii with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Hawaii, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Hawaii, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Hawaii

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Aloha State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Hawaii from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Urban Honolulu.

The smallest? Papaikou, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 350,003
Population 2010: 330,749
Growth: 5.8%
More on Urban Honolulu: Homes For Sale | Data

East Honolulu, HI
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 47,770
Population 2010: 49,016
Growth: -2.5%
More on East Honolulu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hilo, HI
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population: 46,284
Population 2010: 48,795
Growth: -5.1%
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.

Review Of Hilo by HomeSnacks User

I get why its ranked #3 on this list but what doesnt show is the ridiculously high cost of living and the constant nickel and dime taxation by the Hawaii government. Opportunity isnt very abundant and the state suffers from some serious nepotism. Its who you know. Ive lived here for 40+ years and am fed up with how far behind Hawaii is. I will always love my home but its a struggle for middle class families.

Lots of drug use and the police shortage has made once safe places very dangerous. Homelessness is a big problem as well.


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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Population: 46,129
Population 2010: 44,502
Growth: 3.7%
More on Pearl City: Homes For Sale | Data

Pearl City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in the Ewa District and City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 47,698. Pearl City is located along the north shore of Pearl Harbor. Aiea borders Pearl City to the east, while Waipahu borders the west. The U.S. postal code for Pearl City is 96782.

Waipahu, HI
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 40,427
Population 2010: 40,221
Growth: 0.5%
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.

Source: Public Domain
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 36,662
Population 2010: 38,541
Growth: -4.9%
More on Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County): PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Review Of Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) by HomeSnacks User

Low crime, decent schools, fantastic quality of life! If you like beautiful beaches, ocean living, and a small town feel, then you'll love Kailua!

The beaches are gorgeous. If you are a fan of ocean sports, this is the place to be. The town itself has a lot of small, unique shops and restaurants, so there is never a lack of things to see and do.


Kaneohe, HI
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 33,739
Population 2010: 34,401
Growth: -1.9%
More on Kaneohe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kahului, HI
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 32,312
Population 2010: 24,712
Growth: 30.8%
More on Kahului: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mililani Town, HI
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7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 27,926
Population 2010: 29,542
Growth: -5.5%
More on Mililani Town: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mililani is a city located near the center of the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. It consists of two census-designated places, Mililani Town, with a population of 27,629 at the 2010 census, and Mililani Mauka, with a 2010 census population of 21,039.

Ewa Gentry, HI
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7
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 25,752
Population 2010: 21,476
Growth: 19.9%
More on Ewa Gentry: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Hawaii

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Hawaii.

Have fun snacking around in the Aloha State!

For more reading on Hawaii, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Hawaii

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Urban Honolulu 350,003 330,749 5.8%
2 East Honolulu 47,770 49,016 -2.5%
3 Hilo 46,284 48,795 -5.1%
4 Pearl City 46,129 44,502 3.7%
5 Waipahu 40,427 40,221 0.5%
6 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 36,662 38,541 -4.9%
7 Kaneohe 33,739 34,401 -1.9%
8 Kahului 32,312 24,712 30.8%
9 Mililani Town 27,926 29,542 -5.5%
10 Ewa Gentry 25,752 21,476 19.9%
11 Kihei 21,879 19,855 10.2%
12 Kapolei 21,474 12,043 78.3%
13 Makakilo 20,920 17,116 22.2%
14 Mililani Mauka 19,955 20,798 -4.1%
15 Schofield Barracks 19,796 12,044 64.4%
16 Wahiawa 17,422 17,208 1.2%
17 Wailuku 17,354 15,525 11.8%
18 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 15,268 13,059 16.9%
19 Ewa Beach 14,717 15,294 -3.8%
20 Halawa 14,640 13,884 5.4%
21 Royal Kunia 14,449 15,591 -7.3%
22 Waianae 14,054 12,639 11.2%
23 Ocean Pointe 14,037 6,078 130.9%
24 Waimalu 13,384 14,163 -5.5%
25 Lahaina 13,103 10,678 22.7%
26 Nanakuli 11,742 12,654 -7.2%
27 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 11,687 9,776 19.5%
28 Kalaoa 11,604 8,669 33.9%
29 Waipio 11,508 12,583 -8.5%
30 Hawaiian Paradise Park 11,479 7,842 46.4%
31 Kaneohe Station 11,075 10,191 8.7%
32 Maili 10,792 8,065 33.8%
33 Kapaa 10,544 10,060 4.8%
34 Aiea 9,439 8,417 12.1%
35 Hickam Housing 9,258 7,011 32.0%
36 Holualoa 9,136 9,703 -5.8%
37 Waihee-Waiehu 8,802 9,265 -5.0%
38 Makaha 8,740 7,713 13.3%
39 Ahuimanu 8,239 9,760 -15.6%
40 Haiku-Pauwela 8,061 8,021 0.5%
41 Pukalani 7,769 8,075 -3.8%
42 Makawao 7,570 6,905 9.6%
43 Kula 7,541 6,720 12.2%
44 Lihue 7,381 7,387 -0.1%
45 Napili-Honokowai 7,258 6,561 10.6%
46 Ewa Villages 7,118 6,477 9.9%
47 Waikele 7,062 7,693 -8.2%
48 Waikoloa Village 6,412 6,176 3.8%
49 Waimanalo 6,135 6,581 -6.8%
50 Laie 6,111 5,673 7.7%
51 Wailua Homesteads 5,900 5,427 8.7%
52 Wailea 5,656 6,483 -12.8%
53 Waipio Acres 5,443 5,686 -4.3%
54 Hanamaulu 5,422 3,891 39.3%
55 Kalaheo 5,224 4,766 9.6%
56 West Loch Estate 5,177 5,501 -5.9%
57 Hawaiian Ocean View 4,891 3,148 55.4%
58 Hawaiian Beaches 4,736 4,258 11.2%
59 Heeia 4,669 4,745 -1.6%
60 Pupukea 4,613 4,407 4.7%
61 Kahaluu 4,339 4,392 -1.2%
62 Whitmore Village 4,254 4,678 -9.1%
63 Haleiwa 4,040 4,023 0.4%
64 Kahaluu-Keauhou 4,002 3,187 25.6%
65 Captain Cook 3,987 3,168 25.9%
66 Puhi 3,911 3,235 20.9%
67 Waimanalo Beach 3,826 4,629 -17.3%
68 Kaunakakai 3,719 3,797 -2.1%
69 Waialua 3,587 3,968 -9.6%
70 Iroquois Point 3,550 2,851 24.5%
71 Hauula 3,549 3,422 3.7%
72 Waikapu 3,483 1,846 88.7%
73 Kekaha 3,394 3,177 6.8%
74 Ainaloa 3,342 2,577 29.7%
75 Mountain View 3,269 3,183 2.7%
76 Volcano 3,218 2,082 54.6%
77 Orchidlands Estates 3,197 2,375 34.6%
78 Hawaiian Acres 2,981 2,128 40.1%
79 Eleele 2,970 2,213 34.2%
80 Hanapepe 2,870 2,736 4.9%
81 Koloa 2,859 2,513 13.8%
82 Lanai City 2,802 3,335 -16.0%
83 Wailua 2,742 2,558 7.2%
84 Kilauea 2,579 3,072 -16.0%
85 Keaau 2,493 2,788 -10.6%
86 Honaunau-Napoopoo 2,457 2,706 -9.2%
87 Paia 2,412 2,990 -19.3%
88 Wheeler Afb 2,391 2,355 1.5%
89 Honokaa 2,301 2,839 -19.0%
90 Keokea 2,251 1,394 61.5%
91 Kahuku 2,245 2,458 -8.7%
92 Lawai 2,211 2,094 5.6%
93 Anahola 2,175 1,963 10.8%
94 Honalo 2,162 2,636 -18.0%
95 Maunawili 2,023 2,106 -3.9%
96 Nanawale Estates 1,995 1,377 44.9%
97 Waimea Cdp (Kauai County) 1,952 1,502 30.0%
98 Princeville 1,952 2,066 -5.5%
99 Kealakekua 1,889 1,915 -1.4%
100 Mokuleia 1,807 2,146 -15.8%
101 Pahala 1,804 1,428 26.3%
102 Kualapuu 1,771 1,757 0.8%
103 Kapaau 1,770 1,627 8.8%
104 Leilani Estates 1,708 1,563 9.3%
105 Makaha Valley 1,636 1,421 15.1%
106 Ko Olina 1,625 1,729 -6.0%
107 Fern Acres 1,601 1,065 50.3%
108 Pepeekeo 1,536 1,902 -19.2%
109 Omao 1,445 1,385 4.3%
110 Wainaku 1,358 1,414 -4.0%
111 Kurtistown 1,319 953 38.4%
112 Hawi 1,312 1,163 12.8%
113 Punaluu 1,186 1,288 -7.9%
114 Kaaawa 1,181 1,104 7.0%
115 Discovery Harbour 1,140 906 25.8%
116 Papaikou 1,052 1,449 -27.4%

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