Friday, August 10, 2012

The Demographic Center of Oahu

Terrific blog by Richie Fun in Oahu And Beyond. A new place comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. Looks like a place with room for dancing. And you just might be able to get a beer there. Check it out.


The Center is always very important information for people that were going to be around for 20 or 30 years down the line because it moves. Yes, I know, most people do not know what we are talking about.

What is this demographic center? If you take the population of this Island and run a line North to South with half of the people on one side and half on the other side. You have half the solution. Then if you take a line East to West with half the people on each side, you have solved the problem. Where the lines cross, that is the demographic center of this Island.


When I arrived on Oahu about 35 years ago, the Demographic Center of this Island was right about where the old stadium use to be in Moiliili. I planned on moving near there and it took me almost 20 years to get there. Of course by this time it had moved West and closer to downtown.

In the year 2012 this center is now in Aiea, right about where the old Dixie Grill used to be. Yet many old tiime residents of Oahu still think in terms of downtown Honolulu as if that was still the center of this Island. With the new building in the Ewa plain plus some in the Central Valley and Waianae, by the year 2020, Pearl City will be the demograhic center of Oahu. And it will probably remain there for several decades.

"This blog is a chronological log of dancing on this island . Because blogs are easy to update and a great reference of what we, the dancers, have accomplished I tend to keep up with it a lot more than I did before. A blog may reflect the personality of the author but this one is mostly a great way to get the people who share the same interest more united."

The people live in the West but they only sleep there, they must do everything else in downtown Honolulu. Work, buy most of their goods, and go there for restaurants and other entertainment such as dancing. Food for thought, or maybe my stats are all wrong. But some people are going to check up and make these facts work in their favor. And people in dancing are some of them. "I coulda been home in twenty minutes."

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