Kekaha 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 3,715 people and just one neighborhood, Kekaha is the 34th largest community in Hawaii.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Kekaha 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, Kekaha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kekaha is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kekaha who work in maintenance occupations (14.01%), office and administrative support (11.67%) and sales jobs (11.60%).
A relatively large number of people in Kekaha telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.03% 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
One of the nice things about Kekaha 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.