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Moving to Wailuku, Hawaii is a big decision

Should you move to Wailuku, Hawaii? Is Wailuku,Hawaii a good place to live? When determining what cities are good for your personality type, life situation, and personal preferences, there are many factors to consider including climate, cost of living, community, job opportunities, population makeup, activities, and things to do.

With data on over 50,000 cities in the United States, Dwellics makes it easy to find the best place for you to move based on your personal preferences. This page contains detailed facts and statistics to help you determine if moving to Wailuku, Hawaii is the right decision for you.

Cost of living in Wailuku, Hawaii

Is it expensive to live in Wailuku, Hawaii? When calculating the cost of living in Wailuku, Hawaii we factor in state income tax rates, average housing rental prices, average property values, cost of living index, and more.

The cost of living in Wailuku, Hawaii is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Hawaii, while median household income in Wailuku is $73,576 which is high Analytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Hawaii.

Taxes in Wailuku, Hawaii

The sales tax rate in Wailuku, Hawaii is 4%. Last year, the average property taxes paid was 0.2% Wailuku, Hawaii.

Here is the table with the State Income Taxes in the state of Hawaii:

State Income Tax Brackets (Single):

Income Bracket Threshold Income Bracket Ceiling Hawaii Income Tax Rate
$0 $2,400 1.4%
$2,400 $4,800 3.2%
$4,800 $9,600 5.5%
$9,600 $14,400 6.4%
$14,400 $19,200 6.8%
$19,200 $24,000 7.2%
$24,000 $36,000 7.6%
$36,000 $48,000 7.9%
$48,000 $150,000 8.25%
$150,000 $175,000 9.0%
$175,000 $200,000 10.0%
$200,000 $9,999,999 11.0%

State Income Tax Brackets (Married):

Income Bracket Threshold Income Bracket Ceiling Hawaii Income Tax Rate
$0 $4,800 1.4%
$4,800 $9,600 3.2%
$9,600 $19,200 5.5%
$19,200 $28,800 6.4%
$28,800 $38,400 6.8%
$38,400 $48,000 7.2%
$48,000 $72,000 7.6%
$72,000 $96,000 7.9%
$96,000 $300,000 8.25%
$300,000 $350,000 9.0%
$350,000 $400,000 10.0%
$400,000 $9,999,999 11.0%

Housing costs in Wailuku, Hawaii

In Wailuku, Hawaii, 61.2% of the population owns their homes, while approximately 38.8% rent. The average cost of a single-family home in Wailuku, Hawaii in 2021 is $710,058 which is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Hawaii. The average one-bedroom apartment cost is approximately $1,300 per month.

Rental SizeMonthly CostCompared to Hawaii
1 Bedroom$1,300moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
2 Bedroom$1,640moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
3 Bedroom$2,300moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
4 Bedroom$2,585moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest

Climate in Wailuku, Hawaii

What is the climate like in Wailuku, Hawaii? There are many important factors that may affect your personal climate preferences including average temperature and humidity, annual rainfall and snow, number of cloudy days, wind speeds, and more.

Climate comfort in Wailuku, Hawaii

In a typical year, Wailuku, Hawaii temperatures fall below 50F° for 0 days per year. Annual precipitation in Wailuku is typically 66.3 inches per year (the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US) and snow covers the ground 0 days per year or 0% of the year (the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US). It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 13 straight days of moderate rain per year. The humidity in Wailuku, Hawaii is below 60% for approximately 9.8 days or 2.7% of the year.

Number of days per year in each temperature range
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Climate Mood comfort

Sunrise and sunset times vary by region in the United States. The duration of each day and the amount of sunlight can affect people's moods in a significant way. In Wailuku,Hawaii, the shortest day starts at 07:05 a.m. and ends at 05:43 p.m. and lasts for 10 hours 51 minutes. The longest day starts at 05:44 a.m. and ends at 07:11 p.m. and lasts for 13 hours 23 minutes.

Is Wailuku, Hawaii a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 70.7 to Wailuku, Hawaii (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Wailuku, Hawaii is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Wailuku, Hawaii

In Wailuku, Hawaii, violent crime rates are considered to be data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Arson crimes are data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest and property crimes, including vandalism rank data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Environmental Hazards Wailuku, Hawaii

In Wailuku, Hawaii, cancer instances are considered to be lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Substance abuse in Wailuku, Hawaii is moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research.

Natural Disasters in Wailuku, Hawaii

Natural Disaster CategoryProbability
EarthquakesEarthquakes in Wailukuare unlikely
HurricanesHurricanes inWailuku are possible
Severe StormsSevere Storms inWailuku are possible
TornadosTornadoes in Wailukuare unlikely
VolcanoesVolcanic hazard in Wailuku is low
WildfiresWildfires in Wailukuare very low

Smoking Laws in Wailuku, Hawaii

Smoking is prohibited inside restaurants and bars in Wailuku. Smoking inside of workplaces in Wailuku is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is banned. In Wailuku, Hawaii medical marijuana use, but not recreational, is legal.

Air & Water Quality in Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku, Hawaii has good air quality 99% of the time or 361 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Wailuku is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Does Wailuku, Hawaii have good schools?

When determining if Wailuku, Hawaii, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in WailukuRank 49.9Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 49.9 to elementary education in Wailuku, Hawaii (with 100 being the best). in the country.23.4%
Middle schools in WailukuRank 38.5Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 38.5 to middle education in Wailuku, Hawaii (with 100 being the best). in the country.19.1%
High schools in WailukuRank 36.3Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Wailuku, Hawaii (with 100 being the best). in the country.20.7%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 0 winners in the Wailuku, Hawaii in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Wailuku, Hawaii

There are 2 public elementary schools in Wailuku, Hawaii. The public elementary schools in Wailuku are rated 49.9 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 23.4% are enrolled at private schools in Wailuku.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Wailuku, Hawaii at the elementary level is 46.8%, and proficient in reading & language arts 51.6%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Wailuku is $51,582 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Wailuku is 16.

Middle Schools in Wailuku, Hawaii

There are 1 public middle schools inWailuku, Hawaii. The public middle schools in Wailuku are rated 38.5 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 19.1% are enrolled at private schools in Wailuku.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Wailuku, Hawaii at the elementary level is 26%, and proficient in reading & language arts 43%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Wailuku is $51,582 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Wailuku is 14.

High Schools in Wailuku, Hawaii

There are 1 high schools in Wailuku, Hawaii. The public high schools in Wailuku are rated 36.3 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 20.7% are enrolled at private schools in Wailuku.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Wailuku, Hawaii at the elementary level is 20%, and proficient in reading & language arts 48%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Wailuku is $51,582 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Wailuku is 15.

Infrastructure and Government in Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku, Hawaii is a small suburb in a metro area in the Hawaii Time Zone. The wireless internet speeds in Wailuku are approximately 38 Mbps, while wired internet connections average a speed of 176 Mbps.

Transportation in Wailuku, Hawaii

The nearest airport to Wailuku is 5 miles away. The nearest coastline is 2 miles away. Compared to national averages, traffic on highways and roads in Wailuku is the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest. The road network is highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Community Demographics in Wailuku, Hawaii

In terms of political views, the Wailuku population skews Democratic. The top religion in Wailuku is Catholic. The top age group is 45-64 per census data.

Household Types in Wailuku, Hawaii

Household TypePercentage of Population
Singles in Wailuku49.3%
Married Couples in Wailuku50.7%

Age Groups of People Living in Wailuku, Hawaii

Age GroupPercentage of Population
18 to 24 year olds8.3%
25 to 44 year olds25%
45 to 64 year olds25.9%
65+ year olds16.1%

Race Diversity in Wailuku, Hawaii

The Race Diversity score in Wailuku, Hawaii is 51.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Race DiversityPercentage of Population
Latino/Hispanics13%
Whites25.5%
Black or African Americans0.7%
American Indian & Alaska Natives0.1%
Asians30.9%
Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders13.9%
Multi28.2%
Other0.6%

The Religion of people living in Wailuku, Hawaii

The primary religious affiliation in Wailuku, Hawaii is Catholic. The Religion Diversity score inWailuku, Hawaii is 33.7.Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant12.8%
Catholic22.7%
Orthodox0%
Other / Christian0%
Mormon4.7%
Jewish0%
Muslim0.2%
Buddhist4%
Hindu0.3%
Other / Non-Christian0.1%

Industry and Occupation in Wailuku, Hawaii

The top industry present in Wailuku, Hawaii is Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services. 34.7 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 8.5% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Wailuku, Hawaii is 70.3.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

IndustryPercentage of Population
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining0.3%
Construction8.3%
Manufacturing3.1%
Wholesale trade3.1%
Retail trade10%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6.2%
Information2.2%
Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing6%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services11%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance15.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services18.7%
Other services, except public administration5.5%
Public administration10%

The Occupation Diversity score in Wailuku, Hawaii is 72.1.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

OccupationPercentage of Population
Management, business, science, and arts occupations34.7%
Service occupations26%
Sales and office occupations21.6%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations8.5%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations9.2%

Average Educational level of people living in Wailuku,Hawaii

66.2% of residents in Wailuku, Hawaii have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 39.5% of residents in Wailuku, Hawaii hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Wailuku, Hawaii is 66.5.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Educational levelPercentage of Population
Less than high school graduate6%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)27.8%
Some college or associate's degree39%
Bachelor's degree16.9%
Graduate or professional degree10.3%