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Waipahu

  •   State: 
    Hawaii
      County: 
    Honolulu County
      City: 
    Waipahu
      County FIPS: 
    15003
      Coordinates: 
    21°23′33″N 158°0′39″W
      Area total: 
    2.80 sq mi (7.25 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.68 sq mi (6.94 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.31 km²)
      Elevation: 
    62 ft (19 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    21,3954
      Longitude: 
    -158,0115
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Urban Honolulu, HI
      Timezone: 
    Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10:00; Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 
    96797
      GMAP: 

    Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
    43,485
      Population density: 
    16,237.86 residents per square mile of area (6,269.45/km²)
      Household income: 
    $61,534
      Households: 
    7,679
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    4.50%
      Income taxes: 
    8.25%

Waipahu is a former sugarcane plantation town and now census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District on the island of Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2020 census, the CDP population was 43,485. The U.S. postal code for Waipah is 96797. Waipahu was home to the 2008 Little League World Series champions, the Waipi'i'o Little League team from Texas, but they lost to Minogawa of Tokyo on August 29, 2010. In 1997, Governor of Hawaii, Benjamin J. J. Cayetano, proclaimed the months of June through November to be the Centennial Celebration of Waipuah (Hawaiian pronunciation: [vjphu) The name of the spring is derived from wai, meaning water, and pah, meaning "burst or explode"; combined, Waiphu means "water forced up (as out of a spring)". The early Native Hawaiians took pleasure in the cool and clear water gushing from the ground and named this spring Waipullah. In 1897, Oahu Sugar Company was incorporated, and its board of directors located the sugar mill in Waiphua. It had 943 field workers. There were 44 Hawaiians, including 10 minors; 57 Portuguese; 443 Japanese, 408 of them contract laborers; and 399 Chinese, 374 of whom were contract laborers. The company imported laborers from many different countries.

History

Waipahu is the home to the Little League World Series champions from Waipi'o Little League. It was the home field of the Hawaii Winter Baseball teams the North Shore Honu and West Oahu CaneFires until 2008. In 1897, Oahu Sugar Company was incorporated, and its board of directors located the sugar mill in Waipahu. The company imported laborers from many different countries including the Philippines, Japan, China, Portugal, and Norway. In 1973, the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawai'i purchased 40 acres (160,000 m2) opposite the mill. The park is known today as the Hawai’i Plantation Village, a living history museum. Today, the park is primarily used for baseball, and is theHome field of Hawaii Pacific University's men's baseball team, the Sea Warriors. It is also the home of the U.S. Little League championship team from Texas, but lost to Edami LLogawa Minogawa of Tokyo on August 29, 2010 in the international championship. In the early days of the plantation, each worker was assigned a number inscribed on a metal disc about the size of a silver dollar. The numbers 1 through 899 identified Japanese alien; 900 through 1400 were Japanese who were American citizens or Hawaii-born. The 2000 and 2100 series were Portuguese laborers, 2200 Spanish, 2300 Hawaiian, 2400 Puerto Rican, 3000 Chinese or Korean, 4000 and 5000 Filipino. In 1997, the Governor of Hawaii, Benjamin J. Cayetano, proclaimed the months of June 1997 through November 1997 to be Waipah Centennial Celebration Months.

Geography

The town of Waipahu spans across three ahupuaa (historic Native Hawaiian land division): Waipio, Waikele, and Haeae. It is common for neighborhoods to be named after the ahupuanas in which it's located. The neighboring areas of Waipsi, Village Park, Royal Kunia and Waikeel use Waipah as their postal city, and are often considered to be part of the town. The CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), all of it land. The town is located along the northern shore of both Middle Loch and West Loch of Pearl Harbor. There is roughly 140 feet of elevation change between the north side ofWaipahu along H-1 and sea level. There are several streams that run through the town, includingWaikele Stream and Kapakahi Stream. Waiphua is home to the Hawaii Plantation Village and the Pouhala Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, which is habitat for several endangered bird species that are endemic to Hawaii. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the town has a population of 2,715. The population of Waippu is 2,816. The city is located on the island of Oahu, the most populated island in the Hawaiian archipelago, with the population of O'ahu at 2,917. The area of Waippingu is the second-largest city in the state, after Honolulu.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 33,108 people, 7,566 households, and 6,431 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 12,882.8 inhabitants per square mile (4,974.1/km²) There were 8,033 housing units at an average density of 3,125.7 per squaremile (1,206.8/km 2) The racial makeup of the CPD was 4.73% White, 0.93% African American, 0,14% Native American, 67.1% Asian (55.5% Filipino), 12.31% Pacific Islander, 0, 86% from other races, and 15.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.09% of the population. The median income for a household in theCDP was $49,444, and the median income. for a family was $51,855. In 2000, 8,230 people in Waipahu were listed as disabled. At the time of the last survey, 14,458 people inWaipahu had a high school diploma, approximately 68.6% of. the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%). 2,349 people inwaipahu also had a bachelor's degree or higher, which equates to approximately 11.1 per cent of the total population (National average was 24.40%) The total number of Civilian Veterans in WaIPahu is 2,376, or 9.8 percent of thetotal population (National average is 12.70%).

Government and infrastructure

The U.S. Postal Service operates the Waipahu Post Office. The Hawaii Department of Public Safety operates a Correctional Facility in an area near the post office. The U.N. World Health Organization operates a health care center in the area. The United States Army Corps of Engineers operates a training facility in the Waiawa area of the state. The state's Department of Health operates a hospital in the same area as the Post Office and Correctional Facility. The State of Hawaii operates a prison in the Wailua area of Hawaii. The Wailoa area is home to the state's largest prison, the Hawaii State Correctional Facility, which is located in the town of Wailuna. The prison is located on the island of Oahu. The area is also home to a number of other government facilities, such as the Hawaii County Jail and the Kaua'i County Jail, which are run by the state Department of Corrections. It is also the site of the U. S. Army's largest training facility, the Honolulu Post Office, and a prison for the Hawaii National Guard, which was established in the early 1900s. The Waiawau Correctional Facility is located near the Post office and was built in the 1950s. It was built to house up to 1,000 inmates. The Correctional Facility opened in the 1960s and has a capacity of 1,200. It has a maximum security facility for up to 2,000 prisoners. The Honolulu Police Department has a facility that holds up to 3,000 people.

Education

Elementary schools in the CDP include August Ahrens, Honowai, and Waipahu. Two other elementary schools are outside of theWaipahu CDP but use Waipah postal addresses. Waipahar contains two (high) school districts, with some students attending WaIPahu High School while others attend Pearl City High School. Lanakila Baptist School maintains its administrative office and elementary school building in Waipahi. The Hawaii Department of Education operates public schools. The CDP is home to two high schools, one intermediate school and one high school. The district also contains two elementary schools, Kale'iopu'u Elementary School and Waikele Elementary School, both of which are in the Waikapu CDP. The area is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Hawaii Foundation for the Arts and Humanities and the Hawaii Center for the Performing Arts, which is based in the city of Kailua-Kona. The city also has a hospital, the Hawaii Medical Center, which was built in the early 1900s. The hospital was the first of its kind in the state. It is located on the island of Kaua'i, and was the site of the first hospital in the late 1800s. It was later moved to Kailu'i in the 1950s and is now located in the Kona portion of the island. The town was once known as Village Park and was part of the Village Park CDP until the 1960s.

Hawaii's Plantation Village

The Hawaii Plantation Village is an outdoor museum that showcases the lifestyles and experiences of Hawaii's plantation workers. The museum opened its doors on September 20, 1992, displaying original structures and replica homes of the multiethnic groups who came to Hawaii between the mid-1800s and the 1940s to work as plantation laborers.Guided tours are conducted at the start of each hour, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm. The Museum is open to the public and offers a variety of food and beverage options. The Village is located on the island of Kaua'i, in the central part of the Hawaiian island of Molokai. It is located at the base of the Kailua-Kona Highway, which runs through the center of the island. The village is also home to the Oahu Plantation Museum, which is open for tours on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00am. The Maui Plantation museum is open on the third Saturday of the month from 11:30am to 12:00pm. The Kaua’i Plantations Museum is on the fourth floor of the Maui County Government Building, and is open from 8:30 am to 2:30pm on the fifth and sixth days of the week from 9am to 10:30 pm.

Notable residents

Kirk Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu, born in Waipahu. Timmy Chang, American professional football player for the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and Philadelphia Eagles. Brian Viloria, American pro boxer, former WBA and WBO unified flyweight champion. Victoria Lee, One Championship mixed martial arts. Jerome Williams, professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Danny Barcelona, drummer in Louis Armstrong's All-Star Band, was born inWaipahu and went to high school in the area. He is a member of the University of Hawaii's men's basketball team, the Honolulu Heralds, and the Honolulu Police Department's women's basketball squad. He was also the captain of the Honolulu High School football team in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He went on to play professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Cardinals. He also played football for the University of Hawaii's football team, and was the captain of the Hawaiian Men's Basketball Team in the early 1990s. His son, Justin Chang, is a professional footballer for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles, and a current NCAA coach for the NCAA. His daughter, Victoria, is an American professional boxer, who won the WBA Unified Flyweight Championship in 2008. She was born and raised in the Honolulu area. She competed in the One Championship mixed martial arts event in 2008.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii = 65.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Waipahu = 9.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 43,485 individuals with a median age of 36.9 age the population grows by 1.65% in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 16,237.86 residents per square mile of area (6,269.45/km²). There are average 4.24 people per household in the 7,679 households with an average household income of $61,534 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.40%. The number of physicians in Waipahu per 100,000 population = 288.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Waipahu = 24.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 276. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 61.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 50.28%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $409,760 and home appreciation of 12.71%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.82 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,893 per student. There are 17.4 students for each teacher in the school, 545 students for each Librarian and 270 students for each Counselor. 6.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.22% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 0.89% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Waipahu's population in Honolulu County, Hawaii of 1,096 residents in 1900 has increased 39,68-fold to 43,485 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.66% female residents and 49.34% male residents live in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 45.42% are single population.

  • 36.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Waipahu require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    57.37% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 21.09% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 15.86% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 50.28% are owner-occupied homes, another 43.47% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.26% are vacant.

  • The 32.10% of the population in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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