Waipahu, HI


Highest Appreciating Waipahu Neighborhoods Since 2000

Waipahu, 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 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Waipahu Housing Market Information

With 39,794 people, 8,278 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $634,683, real estate costs in Waipahu 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 Waipahu, accounting for 50.24% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Waipahu include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.11%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.78%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.56%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Waipahu are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.44% owning and 46.56% 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. Waipahu's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 51.43% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Waipahu include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 37.33%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 10.29%).

Waipahu Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Waipahu has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Waipahu real estate appreciated 17.38% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.62%, putting Waipahu in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Waipahu definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Waipahu appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Waipahu's appreciation rate has been 2.75%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Waipahu were at 0.32%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.29%.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Waipahu's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Waipahu differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Waipahu - 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 Waipahu real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,238,000 0.1
$928,001 - $1,238,000 7.6
$619,001 - $928,000 45.0
$495,001 - $619,000 20.5
$371,001 - $495,000 6.1
$248,001 - $371,000 7.6
$124,001 - $248,000 9.8
$62,001 - $124,000 2.3
$0 - $62,000 1.1

High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.43372787999531 40.3846153846154

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Waipahu Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
176.54% 6.07% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,777 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.44
Renters 46.56
Vacant 4.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.3
1970 - 1999 37.3
1940 - 1969 51.4
1939 or Older 0.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 50.2
Townhomes 6.6
Small Apt. Buildings 11.8
Apt. Complexes 31.1
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.98
1 Bedroom 8.56
2 Bedrooms 28.46
3 Bedrooms 28.48
4 Bedrooms 14.11
5 or more bedrooms 18.41