Hana is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 1,300 people and just one neighborhood, Hana is the 49th largest community in Hawaii.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Hana 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Hana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hana is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hana who work in office and administrative support (12.14%), food service (11.20%) and maintenance occupations (9.87%).
Of important note, Hana is also a town of artists. Hana has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hana’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Hana telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.29% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Hana 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 of the benefits of Hana is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.14 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Hana 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.