The 10 Hawaii Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Hawaii with the largest Native American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Hawaii with the largest Native American population.

There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there's a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Hawaii that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Hawaii is 2,100 - at 0.1% of the total population of Hawaii.

So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Hawaii? Which cities and towns in Hawaii have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?

The 10 Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Orchidlands Estates
  2. Nanakuli
  3. Ahuimanu
  4. Schofield Barracks
  5. Haleiwa
  6. Kula
  7. Wailua
  8. Pukalani
  9. Lihue
  10. Heeia

Which city in Hawaii had the largest Native American population?

Orchidlands Estates took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Hawaii for 2022. 1.57% of Orchidlands Estates identify as Native American.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Hawaii ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Hawaii or the most diverse places in Hawaii.

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Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Orchidlands Estates, HI

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,116
% Native American: 1.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 49
Percent Change Since 2010: 716.67%
More on Orchidlands Estates: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nanakuli, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,379
% Native American: 1.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 164
Percent Change Since 2010: 556.0%
More on Nanakuli: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ahuimanu, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,254
% Native American: 0.99%
# Of Native American Residents: 82
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ahuimanu: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Schofield Barracks, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,276
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 165
Percent Change Since 2010: 200.0%
More on Schofield Barracks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haleiwa, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,589
% Native American: 0.68%
# Of Native American Residents: 31
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Haleiwa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,687
% Native American: 0.64%
# Of Native American Residents: 43
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.33%
More on Kula: Real Estate | Data

Wailua, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,481
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 15
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wailua: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pukalani, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,689
% Native American: 0.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: 121.05%
More on Pukalani: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lihue, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,036
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lihue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 4,503
% Native American: 0.42%
# Of Native American Residents: 19
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.33%
More on Heeia: Real Estate | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Hawaii With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Hawaii.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 2,000 people. That left us with 87 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.57% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Orchidlands Estates took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Whitmore Village was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Hawaii ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Native American Populations Across Hawaii

If you're looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Hawaii according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Hawaii:

  1. Whitmore Village
  2. Kahuku
  3. Napili-Honokowai

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Hawaii?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Orchidlands Estates 1.57% 3,116
2 Nanakuli 1.44% 11,379
3 Ahuimanu 0.99% 8,254
4 Schofield Barracks 0.9% 18,276
5 Haleiwa 0.68% 4,589
6 Kula 0.64% 6,687
7 Wailua 0.6% 2,481
8 Pukalani 0.55% 7,689
9 Lihue 0.5% 9,036
10 Heeia 0.42% 4,503
11 Laie 0.41% 6,071
12 Hanamaulu 0.38% 4,689
13 Ocean Pointe 0.38% 15,688
14 Hawaiian Paradise Park 0.36% 10,921
15 Kapaa 0.31% 9,961
16 Kahaluu 0.3% 4,681
17 Koloa 0.29% 2,448
18 Waianae 0.27% 13,192
19 Ewa Villages 0.26% 6,452
20 Wailuku 0.21% 17,523
21 Mililani Mauka 0.18% 19,808
22 Kailua Cdp (Honolulu County) 0.16% 37,900
23 Halawa 0.15% 13,953
24 Ewa Gentry 0.13% 26,358
25 Kihei 0.13% 22,749
26 Wailua Homesteads 0.13% 6,301
27 Makakilo 0.12% 19,565
28 Kaneohe 0.12% 33,540
29 Puhi 0.12% 4,316
30 Makawao 0.11% 7,989
31 Hickam Housing 0.11% 9,463
32 Urban Honolulu 0.1% 347,181
33 Kaunakakai 0.1% 3,076
34 Wailea 0.08% 6,239
35 Royal Kunia 0.08% 13,857
36 Waihee-Waiehu 0.07% 10,771
37 Waimanalo Beach 0.07% 4,280
38 Kahului 0.07% 29,993
39 Hilo 0.03% 45,248
40 Waipahu 0.02% 38,276
41 Kailua Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.02% 22,972
42 Pearl City 0.02% 45,159
43 Waialua 0.0% 3,112
44 Hawaiian Acres 0.0% 2,890
45 East Honolulu 0.0% 47,132
46 Wahiawa 0.0% 16,442
47 Waikele 0.0% 7,246
48 Captain Cook 0.0% 4,361
49 Pupukea 0.0% 4,070
50 Kahaluu-Keauhou 0.0% 7,258
51 Waikoloa Village 0.0% 7,366
52 Ainaloa 0.0% 3,636
53 Hanapepe 0.0% 2,763
54 Waimalu 0.0% 13,714
55 Waimanalo 0.0% 5,599
56 Waimea Cdp (Hawaii County) 0.0% 10,969
57 Waipio Acres 0.0% 5,556
58 Waipio 0.0% 10,745
59 West Loch Estate 0.0% 6,685
60 Wheeler Afb 0.0% 2,124
61 Hauula 0.0% 3,298
62 Hawaiian Beaches 0.0% 4,621
63 Paia 0.0% 2,285
64 Lanai City 0.0% 2,846
65 Iroquois Point 0.0% 4,968
66 Kalaheo 0.0% 5,333
67 Honokaa 0.0% 2,339
68 Kapolei 0.0% 21,541
69 Kekaha 0.0% 3,246
70 Honaunau-Napoopoo 0.0% 2,515
71 Kilauea 0.0% 2,879
72 Holualoa 0.0% 2,827
73 Lahaina 0.0% 13,216
74 Aiea 0.0% 9,730
75 Lawai 0.0% 2,497
76 Eleele 0.0% 2,710
77 Maili 0.0% 12,591
78 Makaha 0.0% 10,087
79 Haiku-Pauwela 0.0% 9,107
80 Hawaiian Ocean View 0.0% 4,803
81 Mililani Town 0.0% 27,459
82 Mokuleia 0.0% 2,176
83 Mountain View 0.0% 3,517
84 Ewa Beach 0.0% 13,803
85 Napili-Honokowai 0.0% 6,870
86 Kahuku 0.0% 2,226
87 Whitmore Village 0.0% 3,764

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