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 37,430 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Kaneohe is the seventh largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Kaneohe 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.
There are many members of the armed forces living in Kaneohe. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Kaneohe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Kaneohe 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 Kaneohe is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kaneohe, the average commute to work is 30.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Kaneohe 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: 36.62% of adults in Kaneohe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kaneohe in 2018 was $46,739, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,956 for a family of four.
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. Kaneohe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.69% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kaneohe include German, Portuguese, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kaneohe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.