Mountain View, HI


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Mountain View is a very small town located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 4,121 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mountain View is the 32nd largest community in Hawaii.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mountain View is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mountain View is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain View who work in office and administrative support (17.53%), teaching (11.87%), and maintenance occupations (11.01%).

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!) Mountain View 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. Mountain View has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mountain View than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mountain View may be for you.

One downside of living in Mountain View, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.39 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Mountain View who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.07% of adults in Mountain View have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mountain View in 2010 was $20,761, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,044 for a family of four. Mountain View also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Mountain View is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mountain View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountain View residents report their race to be Native Hawaiian, followed by White. Mountain View also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mountain View include Irish, Portuguese, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mountain View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Vietnamese.

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