Paauilo is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 624 people and just one neighborhood, Paauilo is the 51st largest community in Hawaii. Paauilo has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Paauilo 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, Paauilo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Paauilo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paauilo is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paauilo who work in maintenance occupations (25.42%), food service (8.36%) and healthcare (7.36%).
Also of interest is that Paauilo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Paauilo is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Paauilo 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 Paauilo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Paauilo, the average commute to work is 40.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Paauilo, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Paauilo is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.