Kaneohe, HI
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Kaneohe 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 36,026 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Kaneohe is the seventh largest community in Hawaii.

Kaneohe home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Kaneohe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Kaneohe is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kaneohe is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kaneohe who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), sales jobs (9.84%), and management occupations (8.59%).

One of the nice things about Kaneohe 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 downside of living in Kaneohe is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kaneohe, the average commute to work is 31.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Kaneohe is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Kaneohe, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Kaneohe citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.38% of adults in Kaneohe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kaneohe in 2010 was $33,618, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,472 for a family of four. However, Kaneohe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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