Kailua Kona is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 36,724 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Kailua Kona is the eighth largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Kailua Kona 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.52% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kailua Kona is worth considering.
Kailua Kona 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.
In terms of college education, Kailua Kona is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.15% of adults in Kailua Kona have a college degree.
The per capita income in Kailua Kona in 2018 was $41,319, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,276 for a family of four. However, Kailua Kona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kailua Kona is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kailua Kona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kailua Kona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kailua Kona include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kailua Kona's cultural character, accounting for 19.44% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kailua Kona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Spanish.