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Kealakekua, HI

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Overview


Kealakekua 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 2,307 people and just one neighborhood, Kealakekua is the 48th largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Kealakekua 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Kealakekua is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kealakekua is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kealakekua who work in office and administrative support (21.24%), sales jobs (10.37%), and maintenance occupations (8.33%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the nice things about Kealakekua 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.

Demographics

The overall education level of Kealakekua citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.84% of adults in Kealakekua have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kealakekua in 2018 was $41,040, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,160 for a family of four.

Kealakekua is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kealakekua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kealakekua residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Kealakekua also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kealakekua include German, English, Italian, Irish, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kealakekua's cultural character, accounting for 21.53% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Kealakekua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 22.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Kealakekua is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in HI, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.3% of the neighborhoods in Hawaii. If you are considering retiring to Hawaii, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Asian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 12.4% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Kealakekua are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 26.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.8%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese, Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Kealakekua, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (36.4%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report German roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (2.7%), among others. In addition, 12.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (22.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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