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.
Haiku-Pauwela is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Haiku-Pauwela is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haiku-Pauwela who work in sales jobs (12.24%), management occupations (8.48%), and teaching (8.30%).
A relatively large number of people in Haiku-Pauwela telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Haiku-Pauwela is worth considering.
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.
Haiku-Pauwela is a very car-oriented town. 82.75% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Haiku-Pauwela is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Haiku-Pauwela has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Haiku-Pauwela doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Haiku-Pauwela are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.41% of adults in Haiku-Pauwela have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Haiku-Pauwela in 2010 was $41,144, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,576 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 English, Portuguese, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Haiku-Pauwela is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.