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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pearl City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Pearl City is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Pearl City, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
One of the nice things about Pearl City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Pearl City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Pearl City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Pearl City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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.