Ewa Beach, HI
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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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in office and administrative support (16.50%), sales jobs (10.92%), and maintenance occupations (10.72%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Ewa Beach, 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.

Ewa Beach 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.

One downside of living in Ewa Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.34 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.

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

The percentage of people in Ewa Beach with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2010 was $21,264, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,056 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 10.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include German, English, Irish, and Dutch.

In addition, Ewa Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.86%).

The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.