Aiea, HI
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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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiea who work in office and administrative support (16.20%), management occupations (11.51%), and sales jobs (9.01%).

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.

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.

In Aiea, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Aiea is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Aiea are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.89% of adults in Aiea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aiea in 2010 was $34,981, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,924 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. Important ancestries of people in Aiea include English, Irish, Portuguese, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Aiea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Tagalog.