Kaneohe, HI
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Living in Kaneohe


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.

Unlike some towns, Kaneohe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kaneohe are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kaneohe is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kaneohe who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), management occupations (9.12%), and sales jobs (9.00%).

Kaneohe is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Kaneohe, 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 Kaneohe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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 31.11 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Kaneohe is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Kaneohe area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Kaneohe citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.54% of adults in Kaneohe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kaneohe in 2010 was $40,412, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,648 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. Important ancestries of people in Kaneohe include German, Irish, Portuguese, English, and Italian.

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