Haiku 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 8,595 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haiku is the 21st largest community in Hawaii.
Haiku home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Haiku real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
One of the nice things about Haiku 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.
In Haiku, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Haiku is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Haiku is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.44% of adults in Haiku have a college degree.
The per capita income in Haiku in 2018 was $38,269, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,076 for a family of four. However, Haiku contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Haiku is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Haiku home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haiku residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Haiku also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Haiku include German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Haiku is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.