Ewa Beach 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 15,573 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Ewa Beach is the 15th largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Ewa Beach 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, Ewa Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ewa Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ewa Beach is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), food service (9.42%), and maintenance occupations (9.29%).
One of the nice things about Ewa Beach 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.
One downside of living in Ewa Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Ewa Beach 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 citizens of Ewa Beach are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.28% of adults in Ewa Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2010 was $24,729, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,916 for a family of four. However, Ewa Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ewa Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ewa Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ewa Beach residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Ewa Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include Portuguese, German, English, Irish, and Italian.
In addition, Ewa Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.81%).
The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.