Ewa Beach is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 16,415 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Ewa Beach is the 14th 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in sales jobs (13.21%), office and administrative support (12.02%), and teaching (7.35%).
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.
In Ewa Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
In terms of college education, Ewa Beach is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.43% of adults 25 and older in Ewa Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2018 was $27,789, 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 $111,156 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 14.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include Portuguese, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
Ewa Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.55%.
The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.