Aiea is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 9,724 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Aiea is the 20th largest community in Hawaii.
Aiea home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Aiea real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Aiea is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Aiea is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiea who work in office and administrative support (15.80%), sales jobs (10.70%), and management occupations (10.13%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Aiea. 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 Aiea 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 Aiea 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.
Despite being a small town, Aiea has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Aiea citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.52% of adults in Aiea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Aiea in 2010 was $36,905, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,620 for a family of four.
Aiea is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Aiea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aiea residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Aiea include Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Aiea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Tagalog.