Keaau is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 2,364 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Keaau is the 43rd largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Keaau 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.
Unlike some towns, Keaau isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Keaau are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Keaau is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keaau who work in office and administrative support (21.14%), maintenance occupations (8.38%), and management occupations (7.42%).
Also of interest is that Keaau has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Keaau 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.
The education level of Keaau citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.76% of adults 25 and older in Keaau have a college degree.
The per capita income in Keaau in 2010 was $26,928, which is middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,712 for a family of four. However, Keaau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Keaau is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Keaau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Keaau residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Keaau include Portuguese, English, Scottish, German, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Keaau's cultural character, accounting for 20.44% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Keaau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Japanese.