The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Hawaii have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best cities for singles in Hawaii.

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Are you trying to find love in Hawaii?

Or are you just looking to hook up?

Either way, we've got you covered here. At least, we'll point you in the right direction - which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we're all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in Hawaii, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Aloha State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren't married, or in a serious relationship. That's great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in Hawaii? We've got the answers here.

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2021

  1. Urban Honolulu
  2. Ewa Beach
  3. Waimalu
  4. Ewa Gentry
  5. Maili
  6. Halawa
  7. Waipahu
  8. Makakilo
  9. Kihei
  10. Schofield Barracks

So, what was the best city for singles in Hawaii? Urban Honolulu ranks as the best place for singles in Hawaii if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you're single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin'.

The most boring place in Hawaii? That would be Hawaiian Paradise Park.

And after you find a mate, you'll no doubt want to start a family and buy a home right? Don't forget to check out the best places to live in Hawaii or the safest places to live in Hawaii.

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 348,985
Median Age: 41.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.3%
More on Urban Honolulu: Homes For Sale | Data

Ewa Beach, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,479
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 43.6%
More on Ewa Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waimalu, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 14,043
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
More on Waimalu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ewa Gentry, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 25,641
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 45.9%
More on Ewa Gentry: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Maili, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,437
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 45.6%
More on Maili: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Halawa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 14,453
Median Age: 39.5
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Halawa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waipahu, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 39,469
Median Age: 39.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 46.0%
More on Waipahu: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Makakilo, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,775
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 40.9%
More on Makakilo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kihei, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,402
Median Age: 41.0
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Kihei: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,499
Median Age: 22.6
Married households: 2.0%
Households with kids: 71.0%
More on Schofield Barracks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in Hawaii anyways?

To give you the places in Hawaii which are best for singles to find one another, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what single people like.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Aloha State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2015-2019 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Hawaii, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Population density
  • % of population that's male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
  • % of households with kids
  • Median age
  • Number of unmarried people in each city

We then gave each city a Singles Score.

The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Hawaii, that meant a total of 28 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Urban Honolulu is the talk of the town while Hawaiian Paradise Park is probably a bit on the boring side.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in Hawaii for 2021

If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Hawaii ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.

Here's a look at the most boring cities in Hawaii according to the data:

  1. Hawaiian Paradise Park
  2. Nanakuli
  3. Wailuku

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Hawaii

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Urban Honolulu, HI 348,985 41.5
2 Ewa Beach, HI 14,479 36.5
3 Waimalu, HI 14,043 36.8
4 Ewa Gentry, HI 25,641 34.9
5 Maili, HI 11,437 32.6
6 Halawa, HI 14,453 39.5
7 Waipahu, HI 39,469 39.4
8 Makakilo, HI 19,775 34.3
9 Kihei, HI 22,402 41.0
10 Schofield Barracks, HI 19,499 22.6
11 Ocean Pointe, HI 14,989 33.6
12 Lahaina, HI 12,776 36.9
13 Wahiawa, HI 17,122 38.2
14 Kapolei, HI 21,674 31.5
15 Waipio, HI 11,469 38.2
16 Mililani Mauka, HI 20,090 39.2
17 Kalaoa, HI 11,729 42.4
18 Kaneohe Station, HI 11,289 22.4
19 Kaneohe, HI 33,841 42.4
20 Royal Kunia, HI 14,565 40.2
21 Kahului, HI 31,336 37.5
22 Waianae, HI 13,609 33.1
23 East Honolulu, HI 47,540 48.4
24 Kapaa, HI 10,580 41.5
25 Hilo, HI 45,056 40.3
26 Wailuku, HI 17,708 39.1
27 Nanakuli, HI 11,461 31.5
28 Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 11,202 44.4

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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