Haiku-Pauwela, HI

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Living in Haiku-Pauwela

Haiku-Pauwela 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 8,547 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Haiku-Pauwela is the 22nd largest community in Hawaii.

Haiku-Pauwela home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Haiku-Pauwela real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Haiku-Pauwela isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Haiku-Pauwela are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Haiku-Pauwela is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haiku-Pauwela who work in sales jobs (13.09%), management occupations (8.74%), and office and administrative support (8.66%).

Of important note, Haiku-Pauwela is also a town of artists. Haiku-Pauwela has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Haiku-Pauwela’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Haiku-Pauwela has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Haiku-Pauwela has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Haiku-Pauwela than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Haiku-Pauwela may be for you.

Haiku-Pauwela 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.

Being a small town, Haiku-Pauwela does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Haiku-Pauwela is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.49% of adults in Haiku-Pauwela have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Haiku-Pauwela in 2010 was $42,375, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,500 for a family of four. However, Haiku-Pauwela contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Haiku-Pauwela is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Haiku-Pauwela home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haiku-Pauwela residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Haiku-Pauwela include German, English, Irish, French, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Haiku-Pauwela is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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