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Honolulu, HI
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Living in Honolulu


Honolulu is a large coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 350,964 people and 154 constituent neighborhoods, Honolulu is the largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Honolulu 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.

Honolulu is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Honolulu is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Honolulu who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (9.56%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Honolulu, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Also of interest is that Honolulu has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Honolulu is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Honolulu is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Honolulu 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.

Honolulu is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Honolulu really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Honolulu citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Honolulu ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Honolulu a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The population of Honolulu 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: 37.79% of adults in Honolulu have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Honolulu in 2018 was $39,235, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,940 for a family of four. However, Honolulu contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Honolulu's cultural character, accounting for 27.51% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Honolulu is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.