Lanai City 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 3,266 people and just one neighborhood, Lanai City is the 37th largest community in Hawaii.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Lanai City 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, Lanai City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lanai City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lanai City is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lanai City who work in food service (18.01%), office and administrative support (9.22%) and maintenance occupations (8.97%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Lanai City 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lanai City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.