These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Hawaii For 2018

We analyzed over 55 places in Hawaii to determine where the 1% live.

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Mililani Mauka, East Honolulu, Ewa Gentry: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Hawaii. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Aloha State.

Mililani Mauka in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $107,163 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.0%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Hawaii share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 58 places in Hawaii with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Hawaii for 2018:

  1. Mililani Mauka (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. East Honolulu (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ewa Gentry (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Ocean Pointe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Aiea (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Waikele (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Ewa Villages (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Royal Kunia (Homes For Sale)
  10. Mililani Town (Photos | Homes For Sale)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Hawaii.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out the best places to live in Hawaii or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Hawaii For 2018

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2012-2016 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 58 places with more than 5,000 people in Hawaii, we ranked each place from 1 to 58 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Mililani Mauka, crowned the “Richest Place In Hawaii For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 58 places.

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1. Mililani Mauka

Mililani Mauka, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 20,322
Median Income: $107,163
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Mililani Mauka: Homes For Sale | Data
Mililani Mauka is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 21,039.

2. East Honolulu

East Honolulu, Hawaii

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Population: 47,957
Median Income: $114,122
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on East Honolulu: Homes For Sale | Data

3. Ewa Gentry

Ewa Gentry, Hawaii

Population: 23,168
Median Income: $91,872
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Ewa Gentry: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Ocean Pointe

Ocean Pointe, Hawaii

Population: 12,274
Median Income: $111,729
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Ocean Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

5. Aiea

Aiea, Hawaii

Population: 9,594
Median Income: $108,517
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Aiea: Homes For Sale | Data
Aiea (Hawaiian: Aiea) is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 9,338.

6. Waikele

Waikele, Hawaii

Population: 7,648
Median Income: $93,652
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Waikele: Homes For Sale | Data

7. Ewa Villages

Ewa Villages, Hawaii

Population: 7,568
Median Income: $90,493
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Ewa Villages: Homes For Sale | Data

8. Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County)

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Population: 38,514
Median Income: $109,087
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Kailua CDP (Honolulu County): Homes For Sale | Data

9. Royal Kunia

Population: 14,424
Median Income: $103,932
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Royal Kunia: Homes For Sale | Data

10. Mililani Town

Mililani Town, Hawaii

Source: Public domain

Population: 28,460
Median Income: $94,417
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
More on Mililani Town: Homes 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.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Hawaii For 2018

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Hawaii, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Hawaii.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Hawaii, according to data:

Poorest: Hawaiian Beaches
2nd Poorest: Makaha
3rd Poorest: Waianae

For more Hawaii reading , check out:

  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Hawaii
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  • 10 Best Places To Live In Hawaii
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Hawaii

    Rank City Median Income
    1 Mililani Mauka $107,163
    2 East Honolulu $114,122
    3 Ewa Gentry $91,872
    4 Ocean Pointe $111,729
    5 Aiea $108,517
    6 Waikele $93,652
    7 Ewa Villages $90,493
    8 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) $109,087
    9 Royal Kunia $103,932
    10 Mililani Town $94,417
    11 Kaneohe $92,257
    12 Waipio $77,902
    13 West Loch Estate $98,293
    14 Halawa $95,065
    15 Waimalu $72,754
    16 Makakilo $102,248
    17 Kahaluu $88,529
    18 Pearl City $89,320
    19 Waikoloa Village $75,875
    20 Napili-Honokowai $54,871
    21 Kapolei $91,422
    22 Pukalani $81,594
    23 Laie $91,836
    24 Kula $77,279
    25 Ahuimanu $98,182
    26 Kalaheo $82,388
    27 Hanamaulu $57,708
    28 Hickam Housing $75,487
    29 Haiku-Pauwela $77,045
    30 Lahaina $70,753
    31 Waihee-Waiehu $88,194
    32 Ewa Beach $86,424
    33 Lihue $61,725
    34 Waimanalo $73,472
    35 Kaneohe Station $51,631
    36 Urban Honolulu $63,361
    37 Waipahu $72,447
    38 Wailea $70,668
    39 Wailua Homesteads $69,602
    40 Kihei $68,267
    41 Kahului $70,905
    42 Holualoa $73,185
    43 Kalaoa $65,922
    44 Kapaa $69,938
    45 Makawao $61,559
    46 Schofield Barracks $57,554
    47 Wailuku $68,453
    48 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) $67,524
    49 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) $61,629
    50 Hilo $55,815
    51 Wahiawa $55,744
    52 Waipio Acres $65,160
    53 Nanakuli $63,724
    54 Hawaiian Paradise Park $47,181
    55 Maili $59,116
    56 Waianae $58,807
    57 Makaha $52,035
    58 Hawaiian Beaches $34,293

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    3 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Hawaii For 2018

    1. This ranking is a joke, Mililani over Kailua, Kahala, Aina Haina, Kaneohe, Haiku and other much more prestigious place to live? The author of this article must live in Mililani where the lots are small and you and your neighbors can her you fart. I have family who live there and they all say it is nice but the construction is poor. To people who live in better and richer neighborhoods mentioned above we know, but to those who don’t go to Pacific Business News and read their article on where the riches neighborhoods are in Hawaii. You will laugh at this article.

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