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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kula who work in management occupations (15.77%), sales jobs (12.95%), and teaching (10.90%).
A relatively large number of people in Kula telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.20% 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Kula, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Kula, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Kula is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Kula are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.16% of adults in Kula have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kula in 2010 was $41,737, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,948 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 German, Irish, Portuguese, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Polish.