Makawao is a somewhat small town located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 7,564 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Makawao is the 23rd largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Makawao 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.
Makawao is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Makawao is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Makawao who work in office and administrative support (12.01%), sales jobs (10.55%), and teaching (9.30%).
The percentage of people in Makawao who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.80% of adults in Makawao have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Makawao in 2010 was $31,425, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,700 for a family of four. However, Makawao contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Makawao is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Makawao home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Makawao residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Makawao include Portuguese, English, German, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Makawao is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.