Waialua HI

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Waialua, HI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Waialua Housing Market Information

With 4,019 people, 1,129 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $741,369, real estate costs in Waialua are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Hawaii communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Waialua, accounting for 77.45% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Waialua include row houses and other attached homes ( 16.21%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.69%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.65%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Waialua are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.47% owning and 41.53% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Waialua's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.74% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Waialua include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.45%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 15.39%). There's also some housing in Waialua built between 2000 and later ( 6.42%).

Waialua Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Waialua have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 46.86%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Waialua house appreciation rate of 3.92%.

Over the last year, Waialua appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Waialua's appreciation rate has been 2.82%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Waialua were at 0.47%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.89%.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Waialua's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,158,000 11.0
$868,001 - $1,158,000 20.4
$579,001 - $868,000 46.9
$463,001 - $579,000 5.8
$347,001 - $463,000 5.8
$232,001 - $347,000 5.2
$116,001 - $232,000 2.0
$58,001 - $116,000 0.8
$0 - $58,000 2.1

High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.96058394160584 30.9090909090909

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Waialua Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
231.35% 6.02%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,607 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.47
Renters 41.53
Vacant 7.08

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.4
1970 - 1999 30.5
1940 - 1969 47.7
1939 or Older 15.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 77.4
Townhomes 16.2
Small Apt. Buildings 4.7
Apt. Complexes 1.6
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 5.93
1 Bedroom 6.58
2 Bedrooms 17.28
3 Bedrooms 48.64
4 Bedrooms 14.32
5 or more bedrooms 7.24

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Zip Codes in Waialua, HI