Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Waipahu are $616,552, which is more expensive than 60.6% of the neighborhoods
in Hawaii and 95.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Waipahu Town Center are currently
$721, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 98.1% of Hawaii neighborhoods.
Waipahu Town Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Waipahu, Hawaii.
Real estate in the Town Center of Waipahu, HI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Waipahu Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 2.1%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.4% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Waipahu Town Center
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Waipahu,
the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Waipahu Town Center neighborhood has more
Asian and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 78.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.5% have Spanish ancestry.
Waipahu Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Waipahu Town Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Waipahu
Town Center (21.7%) than in 95.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Waipahu are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 9.2% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.6%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Waipahu Town Center neighborhood, 33.0%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(24.8%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Town Center neighborhood in Waipahu, HI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(78.1%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (2.1%) , and residents who report Spanish roots (1.5%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.3%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.2%), among others. In addition, 39.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Waipahu Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 48.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Japanese.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Waipahu Town Center neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.6% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (56.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (21.7%) and 12.5% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.