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Pearl City, HI
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Living in Pearl City


Pearl City is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 45,295 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Pearl City is the third largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Pearl 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.

6.20% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Pearl City. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Public Service industries respectively employ 13.17% and 12.13% of the civilian workforce.

Pearl 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.

In Pearl City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Pearl City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.75% of adults in Pearl City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pearl City in 2018 was $41,012, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,048 for a family of four.

Pearl City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pearl City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pearl City include German, Portuguese, English, Irish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Pearl City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.