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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Aiea is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.18%), sales jobs (11.88%), and management occupations (8.80%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Aiea, 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.
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.
Aiea 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.
Even though Aiea is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Aiea citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.81% of adults in Aiea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Aiea in 2010 was $36,478, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,912 for a family of four. However, Aiea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Aiea also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.52% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aiea include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Aiea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Tagalog.