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.

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.

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 (16.42%), sales jobs (8.72%), and management occupations (8.54%).

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 30.63 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Kaneohe use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Kaneohe‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Kaneohe 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: 33.76% of adults in Kaneohe have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kaneohe in 2010 was $32,666, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,664 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 Portuguese, Irish, English, and Italian.

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