Wailuku, HI

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Wailuku, 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 Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Wailuku Housing Market Information

With 16,122 people, 6,142 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $737,806, real estate costs in Wailuku 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 Wailuku, accounting for 57.76% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wailuku include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.90%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.43%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.27%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Wailuku are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.98% owning and 44.02% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Wailuku built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Wailuku built between 2000 and later ( 28.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 22.71%). There's also some housing in Wailuku built before 1939 ( 7.45%).

Wailuku Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Wailuku have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 25.14%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Wailuku house appreciation rate of 2.27%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Wailuku that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Wailuku real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Wailuku appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.87%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Wailuku. Wailuku appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.69%.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Wailuku's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Wailuku differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Wailuku - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Wailuku real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,316,000 1.8
$987,001 - $1,316,000 15.9
$658,001 - $987,000 29.6
$527,001 - $658,000 14.2
$395,001 - $527,000 19.2
$263,001 - $395,000 13.1
$131,001 - $263,000 4.2
$66,001 - $131,000 1.0
$0 - $66,000 1.0

High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.78540145985401 29.0909090909091

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Wailuku Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
146.31% 4.79%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,613 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.98
Renters 44.02
Vacant 7.51

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 28.4
1970 - 1999 41.5
1940 - 1969 22.7
1939 or Older 7.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.8
Townhomes 5.3
Small Apt. Buildings 8.4
Apt. Complexes 27.9
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.28
1 Bedroom 18.66
2 Bedrooms 21.76
3 Bedrooms 36.61
4 Bedrooms 15.37
5 or more bedrooms 3.33

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