10 Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in Hawaii with the largest Native American population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Hawaii with the largest Native American population.

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There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Hawaii that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Hawaii is 1,776 – at 0.1% of the total population of Hawaii.

So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Hawaii? Which cities and towns in Hawaii have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?

Here are the 10 cities in Hawaii with the largest Native American population in 2019:

  1. Orchidlands Estates (Photos)
  2. Wailua (Photos)
  3. Honaunau-Napoopoo (Photos)
  4. Holualoa (Photos)
  5. Hawaiian Beaches (Photos)
  6. Iroquois Point (Photos)
  7. Haleiwa (Photos)
  8. Kalaheo
  9. Waihee-Waiehu (Photos)
  10. Wheeler AFB

Which city in Hawaii had the largest Native American population?

Orchidlands Estates took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Hawaii for 2019. 1.24% of Orchidlands Estates identify as Native American.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Hawaii ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Hawaii or the most diverse places in Hawaii.

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Native American Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Hawaii.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 2,000 people. That left us with 91 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.24% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Orchidlands Estates took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Whitmore Village was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Hawaii ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Orchidlands Estates, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,310
% Native American: 1.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 41
Percent Change Since 2010: 583.33%
More on Orchidlands Estates: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wailua, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 2,906
% Native American: 1.07%
# Of Native American Residents: 31
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wailua: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 2,844
% Native American: 1.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 30
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Honaunau-Napoopoo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holualoa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,732
% Native American: 0.98%
# Of Native American Residents: 86
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.38%
More on Holualoa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,302
% Native American: 0.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 48
Percent Change Since 2010: 242.86%
More on Hawaiian Beaches: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Iroquois Point, HI

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 3,710
% Native American: 0.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 27
Percent Change Since 2010: 1250.0%
More on Iroquois Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haleiwa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,625
% Native American: 0.61%
# Of Native American Residents: 22
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Haleiwa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Review Of Hawaii by HomeSnacks User

There were very little crimes in Haleiwa. It’s a very small surfer styled towns with a lot of local restaurants, surf shops and shave ice stands. It holds a lot of character and is one of the most well visited tourist attractions in Hawaii. I enjoy visiting Matsumoto’s Shave Ice for a delicious snow cone during the summers and having lunch at Spaghettini!

The good definitely has to be the restaurants especially Matsumoto’s Shave Ice. It’s a family owned business and people from all over the world comes here to get a snow cone year round. The beaches are alright in Haleiwa. The bad definitely has to be parking and the fact that Haleiwa is a one way in, one way out small town. Traffic is horrendous at any given time and parking is very limited due to the fact that Haleiwa is a tourist destination.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,416
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 27
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Kalaheo: Real Estate | Data

Waihee-Waiehu, HI

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 9,017
% Native American: 0.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: -48.15%
More on Waihee-Waiehu: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 2,672
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 12
Percent Change Since 2010: -73.91%
More on Wheeler Afb: Real Estate | Data

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Hawaii

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Hawaii according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Hawaii:

  1. Whitmore Village
  2. Mountain View
  3. Maunawili

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Hawaii?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Orchidlands Estates 1.24% 3,310
2 Wailua 1.07% 2,906
3 Honaunau-Napoopoo 1.05% 2,844
4 Holualoa 0.98% 8,732
5 Hawaiian Beaches 0.91% 5,302
6 Iroquois Point 0.73% 3,710
7 Haleiwa 0.61% 3,625
8 Kalaheo 0.5% 5,416
9 Waihee-Waiehu 0.47% 9,017
10 Wheeler Afb 0.45% 2,672
11 Lihue 0.44% 7,064
12 Kekaha 0.43% 3,243
13 Schofield Barracks 0.43% 20,229
14 Kapaa 0.4% 10,505
15 Kaneohe Station 0.38% 11,198
16 Kaunakakai 0.31% 3,494
17 Ewa Villages 0.25% 8,087
18 Hanapepe 0.24% 2,876
19 Waimanalo Beach 0.21% 3,860
20 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 0.19% 38,088
21 Kalaoa 0.18% 11,107
22 Ocean Pointe 0.18% 13,579
23 Eleele 0.17% 2,863
24 Hauula 0.17% 3,464
25 Kihei 0.17% 22,220
26 Ewa Gentry 0.15% 24,181
27 Royal Kunia 0.15% 14,396
28 Kilauea 0.13% 2,261
29 Kaneohe 0.13% 34,123
30 Nanakuli 0.13% 11,757
31 Hickam Housing 0.12% 8,931
32 Pearl City 0.11% 46,259
33 Makakilo 0.11% 20,615
34 Laie 0.1% 6,168
35 Hawaiian Paradise Park 0.1% 11,564
36 Kahului 0.09% 30,706
37 Wahiawa 0.09% 17,555
38 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.08% 14,140
39 Lahaina 0.08% 13,223
40 Urban Honolulu 0.08% 350,788
41 Hilo 0.08% 45,703
42 Puhi 0.07% 4,013
43 Koloa 0.07% 2,741
44 Mililani Town 0.07% 28,343
45 Hanamaulu 0.06% 5,386
46 Wailua Homesteads 0.05% 6,212
47 Waipahu 0.05% 41,715
48 Mililani Mauka 0.04% 20,393
49 East Honolulu 0.03% 47,868
50 Waialua 0.03% 3,733
51 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.02% 12,064
52 Wailuku 0.01% 16,995
53 Waikele 0.0% 7,446
54 West Loch Estate 0.0% 4,949
55 Pupukea 0.0% 4,823
56 Waipio Acres 0.0% 5,432
57 Waipio 0.0% 11,607
58 Volcano 0.0% 3,060
59 Waikoloa Village 0.0% 6,014
60 Waimanalo 0.0% 6,578
61 Waimalu 0.0% 13,158
62 Waianae 0.0% 13,636
63 Wailea 0.0% 5,602
64 Pukalani 0.0% 8,340
65 Ahuimanu 0.0% 8,085
66 Kula 0.0% 7,520
67 Paia 0.0% 2,638
68 Kahaluu 0.0% 4,926
69 Ainaloa 0.0% 3,099
70 Captain Cook 0.0% 3,949
71 Ewa Beach 0.0% 15,047
72 Haiku-Pauwela 0.0% 7,420
73 Halawa 0.0% 14,335
74 Hawaiian Acres 0.0% 2,889
75 Hawaiian Ocean View 0.0% 4,726
76 Heeia 0.0% 4,811
77 Honalo 0.0% 2,288
78 Honokaa 0.0% 2,299
79 Kahaluu-Keauhou 0.0% 3,500
80 Napili-Honokowai 0.0% 7,311
81 Kahuku 0.0% 2,353
82 Kapolei 0.0% 21,086
83 Keaau 0.0% 2,627
84 Aiea 0.0% 9,332
85 Lanai City 0.0% 3,185
86 Maili 0.0% 10,190
87 Makaha 0.0% 8,832
88 Makawao 0.0% 6,832
89 Maunawili 0.0% 2,020
90 Mountain View 0.0% 3,836
91 Whitmore Village 0.0% 4,496

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.

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