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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.75% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kula has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kula has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kula than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kula may be for you.

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.

Kula is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.11% of adults in Kula have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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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