Waikoloa is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 7,104 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waikoloa is the 24th largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Waikoloa 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.
Waikoloa 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Waikoloa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Waikoloa is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Waikoloa is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.84% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Waikoloa in 2018 was $32,285, which is middle income relative to Hawaii, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,140 for a family of four. However, Waikoloa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Waikoloa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waikoloa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waikoloa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Waikoloa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waikoloa include German, Irish, European, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Waikoloa's cultural character, accounting for 17.79% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Waikoloa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.