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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.20% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kula has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kula a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Kula 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.
One downside of living in Kula is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kula, the average commute to work is 30.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Kula citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.