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.
Waimanalo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.25%), maintenance occupations (9.98%), and sales jobs (8.29%).
Waimanalo 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.
One downside of living in Waimanalo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waimanalo, the average commute to work is 30.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 education level of Waimanalo citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.15% of adults 25 and older in Waimanalo have a college degree.
The per capita income in Waimanalo in 2010 was $27,103, which is middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,412 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. Waimanalo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waimanalo include Portuguese, Irish, Italian, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Waimanalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.