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 2,118 people and just one neighborhood, Kealakekua is the 46th largest community in Hawaii.
Real Estate Prices
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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kealakekua is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kealakekua is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kealakekua who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), food service (10.55%) and management occupations (10.45%).
Of important note, Kealakekua is also a town of artists. Kealakekua has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kealakekua’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Kealakekua telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Kealakekua 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.