Honokaa 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 2,369 people and just one neighborhood, Honokaa is the 42nd largest community in Hawaii.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Honokaa 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
Honokaa is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Honokaa is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Honokaa who work in food service (20.68%), maintenance occupations (17.36%) and sales jobs (9.70%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.27% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Honokaa 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.
One downside of living in Honokaa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.53 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Honokaa, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Honokaa is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.