Koloa is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 2,252 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Koloa is the 45th largest community in Hawaii.
Koloa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Koloa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Koloa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Koloa is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Koloa who work in food service (16.31%), maintenance occupations (13.82%), and sales jobs (11.76%).
Of important note, Koloa is also a town of artists. Koloa has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Koloa’s character.
Koloa is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Koloa citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.83% of adults 25 and older in Koloa have a college degree.
The per capita income in Koloa in 2018 was $26,154, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,616 for a family of four. However, Koloa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Koloa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Koloa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Koloa residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Koloa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Koloa include Portuguese, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Koloa's cultural character, accounting for 15.48% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Koloa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.