Wailuku, HI
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Living in Wailuku

Wailuku 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 17,697 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Wailuku is the 13th largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Wailuku 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.

Unlike some towns, Wailuku isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wailuku are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wailuku is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wailuku who work in management occupations (14.09%), office and administrative support (13.13%), and sales jobs (10.52%).

Of important note, Wailuku is also a town of artists. Wailuku has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wailuku’s character.

One of the nice things about Wailuku 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.

In terms of college education, Wailuku is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.34% of adults in Wailuku have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wailuku in 2018 was $35,385, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,540 for a family of four. However, Wailuku contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wailuku is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wailuku home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wailuku residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Wailuku also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wailuku include Irish, German, Portuguese, English, and French.

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

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