Kula, HI
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Kula is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 6,793 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kula is the 25th largest community in Hawaii.

Kula home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Kula real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Kula is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kula is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kula who work in management occupations (15.73%), sales jobs (12.10%), and teaching (10.18%).

Also of interest is that Kula has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kula is worth considering.

Kula 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.

One downside of living in Kula, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.91 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Kula ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Kula, 41.11% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Kula in 2010 was $37,899, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,596 for a family of four. However, Kula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kula is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kula residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kula include English, Scottish, Irish, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Kula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Japanese.

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