History of Waimalu Hawaii

Waimalu Hawaii is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. A census designated place is defined as a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. The average income for a household was $61,210, and the average income for a family was $70,740. Males had an average income of $40,949 versus $32,090 for females. About 4.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those ages 65 or over. The unemployment rate in Waimalu is 3.80% and the Waimalu jobs have increased by 2.66%. The cost of living in Waimalu is 54.80% Higher than the U.S. average. Waimalu public schools spent $12.578 per student. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Waimalu.


It’s been almost 15,000 years since Waimalu was inhabited by Hawaiian families and they might be one of the early settlers in the world today. They used to fish and play on the slopes that surround the marshes. Waimalu didn’t miss average precipitations but because of the marshes, it was not possible to cultivate and there was no agriculture at all.


Waimalu was thickly populated in ancient times and was the place where kings preferred to live. The average family in Waimalu was very prosperous until the Second World War. In 1940, the population of Waimalu decreased until it reached a number of 3.000. The World War 2 had a strong impact on the Waimalu because of the government who bought a lot of portions of land to expand military bases. All those changes made by the war affected so bad their sugar industry that it was brought to an end. The first recorded European contact was after 1889, when the European settlers came and inhabited the land. In early twentieth century, Waimalu was an independent state recognized by Hawaii. However, shortly after, it was derecognized.


Waimalu is also a commercial district with great activities in trade, industry and education.


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