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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), food service (9.76%), and sales jobs (8.85%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Ewa Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ewa Beach, the average commute to work is 39.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 Ewa Beach, just 12.20% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2010 was $23,572, which is middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,288 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 11.31% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include English, Irish, German, and Italian.

In addition, Ewa Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.18%).

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