Waialua, HI
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Waialua profile


Living in Waialua


Waialua 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 4,019 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waialua is the 33rd largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Waialua 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, Waialua is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waialua is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waialua who work in sales jobs (13.18%), teaching (11.10%), and food service (6.39%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Waialua, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

One of the nice things about Waialua 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 Waialua, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Waialua citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.42% of adults in Waialua have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waialua in 2018 was $29,276, which is middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,104 for a family of four. However, Waialua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waialua is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waialua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waialua residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Waialua also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waialua include English, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Irish.

In addition, Waialua has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.26%).

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


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