Waimanalo 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 5,676 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waimanalo is the 28th largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Waimanalo 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, Waimanalo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waimanalo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waimanalo is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waimanalo who work in office and administrative support (18.00%), maintenance occupations (13.67%), and sales jobs (10.34%).
One of the nice things about Waimanalo 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 Waimanalo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.11 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Waimanalo is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Waimanalo are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.49% of adults in Waimanalo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Waimanalo in 2010 was $19,344, which is low income relative to Hawaii, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,376 for a family of four. However, Waimanalo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Waimanalo is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waimanalo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waimanalo residents report their race to be Native Hawaiian, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waimanalo include Irish, German, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Waimanalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.