Pearl City is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 49,325 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Pearl City is the second largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Pearl City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Hawaii.
Pearl City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl City is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl City who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (10.08%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Pearl City. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Pearl City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Pearl City 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.
One downside of living in Pearl City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pearl City, the average commute to work is 31.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Pearl City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Pearl City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The overall education level of Pearl City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.84% of adults in Pearl City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pearl City in 2018 was $38,959, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,836 for a family of four.
Pearl City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pearl City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pearl City include German, Portuguese, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Pearl City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.