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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Haiku-Pauwela is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 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: 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.