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 49,325 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Pearl City is the second 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.
Pearl City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl City is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl City who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (10.08%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Pearl City, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Pearl City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
One downside of living in Pearl City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.17 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Pearl City is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Pearl City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Pearl City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.84% of adults in Pearl City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pearl City in 2018 was $38,959, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,836 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, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Pearl City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.