Poverty in Waipahu, Hawaii

What is the poverty rate in Waipahu, Hawaii?
The poverty rate in Waipahu is 11.8%. One out of every 8.5 residents of Waipahu lives in poverty.

How many people in Waipahu, Hawaii live in poverty?
4,804 of 40,708 Waipahu residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Waipahu compare to the rest of Hawaii?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Hawaii is 10.3%, meaning Waipahu has a moderately higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Hawaii.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Asian

27,272

6.5% 11.9% 65.4%

Pacific Islander

6,325

26.4% 19.0% 15.2%

Two Or More Races

5,504

17.1% 18.4% 13.2%

White

1,062

21.1% 10.3% 2.5%

Hispanic

2,989

16.6% 22.2% 7.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in Waipahu, Hawaii By Race?

6.5% of Asian residents of Waipahu, Hawaii live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Waipahu, Hawaii is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 1,773 of 27,272 asian Hawaiians live below the poverty line. Approximately 65.4% of the total population of Waipahu, Hawaii are asian.

21.1% of White residents of Waipahu, Hawaii live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Waipahu, Hawaii is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 224 of 1,062 white Hawaiians live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.5% of the total population of Waipahu, Hawaii are white.

16.6% of Hispanic residents of Waipahu, Hawaii live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Waipahu, Hawaii is the same as than the national average. 496 of 2,989 hispanic Hawaiians live below the poverty line. Approximately 7.2% of the total population of Waipahu, Hawaii are hispanic.

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Waipahu, Hawaii?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Waipahu, Hawaii is 10.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Waipahu, Hawaii is 13.4%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Waipahu, Hawaii

Female residents of Waipahu, Hawaii are significantly(31%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,060 of 20,269 males in Waipahu live below the poverty line.

2,744 of 20,439 females in Waipahu live below the poverty line.

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Waipahu can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 12.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 11.3%.

Poverty for younger ages in Waipahu is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 28.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 13.5%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Waipahu can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 16.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 12.8%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 6.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Waipahu, Hawaii have a Poverty Rate of 6.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Waipahu, Hawaii?

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

18.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

13.4%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

14.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

10.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

11.5%

Over 85 Years Old

16.5%

Waipahu, Hawaii Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Waipahu, Hawaii born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Waipahu, Hawaii who were born citizens of the United States is 12.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Waipahu, Hawaii who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 10.8%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Waipahu, Hawaii born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Waipahu, Hawaii who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 23,609 residents of Waipahu, Hawaii who were born citizens of the United States, 2,954 (12.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,850 (10.8%) of 17,099 residents of Waipahu, Hawaii who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Waipahu, Hawaii

The poverty rate in Waipahu is 11.8%.
Waipahu is in Honolulu County.
Hawaii Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Honolulu County.
City Poverty Rate
Ahuimanu 5.2%
Aiea 5.9%
East Honolulu 3.3%
Ewa Beach 10.6%
Ewa Gentry 2.8%
Ewa Villages 4.1%
Halawa 8.0%
Haleiwa 8.0%
Hauula 12.7%
Heeia 1.7%
Hickam Housing 5.3%
Iroquois Point 5.2%
Kaaawa 8.9%
Kahaluu 9.2%
Kahuku 10.3%
Kailua 5.0%
Kaneohe 6.0%
Kaneohe Station 5.0%
Kapolei 3.8%
Ko Olina 1.8%
Laie 9.9%
Maili 20.2%
Makaha 30.1%
Makaha Valley 23.2%
Makakilo 4.5%
Maunawili 2.1%
Mililani Mauka 2.3%
Mililani Town 5.3%
Mokuleia 11.8%
Nanakuli 16.2%
Ocean Pointe 4.4%
Pearl City 4.6%
Punaluu 4.7%
Pupukea 4.9%
Royal Kunia 3.8%
Schofield Barracks 5.0%
Urban Honolulu 11.6%
Wahiawa 13.9%
Waialua 8.9%
Waianae 27.0%
Waikele 3.0%
Waimalu 5.2%
Waimanalo 21.1%
Waimanalo Beach 7.8%
Waipahu 11.8%
Waipio 7.3%
Waipio Acres 15.3%
West Loch Estate 2.1%
Wheeler AFB 5.5%
Whitmore Village 8.9%

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