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 343,421 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 home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Honolulu, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
One of the nice things about Honolulu is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Honolulu is having a public transportation system, but in Honolulu the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Honolulu benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The education level of Honolulu citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.41% of adults in Honolulu have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Honolulu in 2018 was $41,571, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,284 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Honolulu's cultural character, accounting for 27.54% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Honolulu is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Japanese.