A stellar combination of outdoor pleasures and opulent indulgences.

Overview for Waikoloa, HI

7,519 people live in Waikoloa, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $32,285. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Waikoloa 

Savor ease and refinement in this Big Island beauty.
Luminous water, spectacular vistas of the vast Pacific, an impeccable climate, and low-key vibes–the reasons to call this hamlet home could go on for miles. Situated on the southern stretch of the world-famous Kohala Coast, Waikoloa pairs luxe living with a carefree, beachy ethos. Residents here relish a stellar combination of outdoor pleasures and opulent indulgences; this is a place where you can paddle board at ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay Beach, follow it with a lomi lomi massage at one of the region’s high-profile resorts, and conclude your day with friends and family at a splendid, bustling restaurant. In other words, every day is a holiday in this sun-splashed hamlet.

What to Love

  • An elegant environment
  • Quiet and tranquility
  • An array of shops, restaurants, and bars
  • A wealth of outdoor activities

Local Lifestyle - Living in Waikoloa

Waikoloa is a worldwide destination, and its eternal vacation feel is enjoyed just as much by local residents. Golfers flock to this region for its array of pristine courses, while the professionals, families, and retirees who are part of the Waikoloa Homeowners Association take advantage of its aquatic center and stables. Whether you’re playing a game of tennis or enjoying a pint of artisan beer, the effervescent energy of Waikoloa matches its perpetually sunny weather.

Waikoloa, Hi, Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Waikoloa’s panoply of restaurants often lures residents out of their homes to relish a meal prepared by pros, and with an ideal mix of upscale venues and laidback cafes, you’re bound to find a spot to suit your mood and cravings. Pueo’s Osteria spoils patrons with fare that’s decidedly Italian but with a terrific Hawaiian twist, all in an intimate, charming setting. Start off with bruschetta with vine-ripe local tomatoes before diving into a slice of Hamakua mushroom pizza or linguini with Calabrian chili and Kona shrimp; wash it all down with a spicy margarita prepped with coconut cream, basil, and jalapeno. For a range of options to delight the whole family, search nowhere else than Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, where their spicy tuna dragonfly roll is just as delectable as their red wine-braised short ribs with Dijon-truffle aioli.
Waikoloa is also a veritable paradise for those who count shopping as one of their favorite pastimes. Queens’ Marketplace offers the optimal mix of well-established brands and local boutiques, as well as an impressive number of boutique galleries. Meanwhile, a stroll through the Hilton’s Waikoloa Village shops will give you a chance to pick up the supplies you need for an at-home spa day or a thoughtful, Hawaiian-themed holiday present.

Things to Do in Waikoloa

Shopping, dining, and imbibing aside, Waikoloa is a virtual playground for residents and visitors. If you’re keen on getting to know the ‘aina (or land) on a more intimate level, book a guided hike with the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative; the local nonprofit offers expertly-led treks through unsullied land with stunning vistas of the Kohala coastline. History buffs can take a step back in time at the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, while watersports enthusiasts will derive tremendous pleasure in the options to snorkel, SUP, and kayak at Anaehoomalu Bay Beach. And when a special occasion arises? Surprise your loved one with passes to Dolphin Quest at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, where you can swim side-by-side with one of the sleekest, happiest marine animals on the planet.


The Waikoloa area has two public schools and an assortment of institutions nearby. These include:

Demographics and Employment Data for Waikoloa, HI

Waikoloa has 2,667 households, with an average household size of 2.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Waikoloa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,519 people call Waikoloa home. The population density is 477.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.97 / 52.03%

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Schools in Waikoloa, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Waikoloa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School
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