Paia, HI

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Paia Profile


Overview

Paia 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 2,809 people and just one neighborhood, Paia is the 40th largest community in Hawaii.

Paia home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Paia real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Paia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paia is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paia who work in management occupations (16.73%), sales jobs (10.27%), and office and administrative support (9.30%).

Of important note, Paia is also a town of artists. Paia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Paia’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Paia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.17% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Paia 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Paia Demographics

The education level of Paia citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.15% of adults in Paia have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Paia in 2018 was $37,066, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,264 for a family of four. However, Paia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Paia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Paia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Paia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Paia include Portuguese, German, English, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Paia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Paia, HI HOMES

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TYPE OF Paia, HI HOMES

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SIZE OF Paia, HI HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Paia VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to HI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Haiku Elementary School
105 Pauwela Rd
Haiku, HI 96708
PK-05
Paia Elementary School
955 Baldwin Ave
Paia, HI 96779
PK-05
Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School
120 Makani Rd
Makawao, HI 96768
06-08
Anuenue School
2528 10th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
PK-12
King Kekaulike High School
121 Kula Hwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
09-12
Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School
81 1041 Konawaena School Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
PK-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Hawaii

(10 is best)

Better than of HI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 45.5% 45.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 36.3% 36.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.2% 9.2%

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