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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kaneohe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Kaneohe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 citizens of Kaneohe are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.