The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Hawaii For 2024

The fastest-growing cities in Hawaii are Ocean Pointe and Kahaluu-Keauhou for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Is being in an area of Hawaii that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask.

Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Urban Honolulu and East Honolulu, while others want peace and quiet like in Kahaluu and Pupukea, thank you very much.

But today, we’re going to put opinions aside and look at the cold, hard facts — since 2010, which cities in Hawaii have grown the fastest.

After getting knee-deep in the Census’s American Community Survey using Saturday Night Science, we emerged with this set of cities in the Aloha State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

Fastest Growing Cities In Hawaii Map

What’s the fastest growing city in Hawaii for 2024? Based on the most recent ACS data, Ocean Pointe ranks as the fastest-growing city in Hawaii. If you happen to be a resident of Ocean Pointe, you’re probably not surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re surprised — and you’re wondering why these places are a big deal — keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Hawaii grow like weeds.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Hawaii For 2024

1. Ocean Pointe

Ocean Pointe, HI

Source: Wikipedia User Ekrem Canli | CC BY-SA 4.0
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Population: 16,173
Population 2010: 6,078
Percent Growth 166.1%
Absolute Growth: 10,095
More on Ocean Pointe: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

2. Kahaluu-Keauhou

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Population: 7,001
Population 2010: 3,187
Percent Growth 119.7%
Absolute Growth: 3,814
More on Kahaluu-Keauhou: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

3. Iroquois Point

Iroquois Point, HI

Source: Wikipedia User Eric Guinther | GFDL
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Population: 5,921
Population 2010: 2,851
Percent Growth 107.7%
Absolute Growth: 3,070
More on Iroquois Point: Data | Real Estate

4. Kapolei

Kapolei, HI

Source: Wikipedia User Travis.Thurston | CC BY-SA 3.0
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Population: 22,701
Population 2010: 12,043
Percent Growth 88.5%
Absolute Growth: 10,658
More on Kapolei: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

5. Hawaiian Paradise Park

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Population: 13,041
Population 2010: 7,842
Percent Growth 66.3%
Absolute Growth: 5,199
More on Hawaiian Paradise Park: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

6. Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County)

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 21,449
Population 2010: 13,059
Percent Growth 64.2%
Absolute Growth: 8,390
More on Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County): Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

7. Schofield Barracks

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
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Population: 18,133
Population 2010: 12,044
Percent Growth 50.6%
Absolute Growth: 6,089
More on Schofield Barracks: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

8. Maili

Maili, HI

Source: Wikipedia User Nicolai Edgar Andersen | CC BY-SA 4.0
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Population: 12,114
Population 2010: 8,065
Percent Growth 50.2%
Absolute Growth: 4,049
More on Maili: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

9. Hickam Housing

Hickam Housing, HI

Source: Public domain
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Population: 9,502
Population 2010: 7,011
Percent Growth 35.5%
Absolute Growth: 2,491
More on Hickam Housing: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

10. Wailua Homesteads

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Population: 7,189
Population 2010: 5,427
Percent Growth 32.5%
Absolute Growth: 1,762
More on Wailua Homesteads: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Aloha State for 2024

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we used Saturday Night Science to look at the growth rates for cities since the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2022)

We ranked all 55 Hawaii cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest-growing city in the Aloha State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

The data has been updated for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Hawaii.

Here’s a graph of the cities in Hawaii with the most significant percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Hawaii Graph For 2024

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Summary: These Places Grew Up So Fast In Hawaii, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Hawaii are led by Ocean Pointe which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

The fastest-growing cities in Hawaii are Ocean Pointe, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Iroquois Point, Kapolei, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kailua CDP (Hawaii County), Schofield Barracks, Maili, Hickam Housing, and Wailua Homesteads.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We’ll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Waimanalo
  2. Waipio
  3. Royal Kunia

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Fastest Growing Places In Hawaii For 2024

Rank City Population Population 2010 Growth Absolute Growth
1 Ocean Pointe 16,173 6,078 166.1% 10,095
2 Kahaluu-Keauhou 7,001 3,187 119.7% 3,814
3 Iroquois Point 5,921 2,851 107.7% 3,070
4 Kapolei 22,701 12,043 88.5% 10,658
5 Hawaiian Paradise Park 13,041 7,842 66.3% 5,199
6 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 21,449 13,059 64.2% 8,390
7 Schofield Barracks 18,133 12,044 50.6% 6,089
8 Maili 12,114 8,065 50.2% 4,049
9 Hickam Housing 9,502 7,011 35.5% 2,491
10 Wailua Homesteads 7,189 5,427 32.5% 1,762
About Chris Kolmar

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