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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aiea who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (9.90%).

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.

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 population of Aiea is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.45% of adults in Aiea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aiea in 2010 was $36,070, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,280 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. Aiea also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.66% 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.