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 sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Waimanalo who work in office and administrative support (16.36%), sales jobs (11.01%), and maintenance occupations (8.82%).
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.
In Waimanalo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.48 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.
In Waimanalo, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Waimanalo is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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. 20.29% of adults 25 and older in Waimanalo have a college degree.
The per capita income in Waimanalo in 2018 was $29,868, 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 $119,472 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 12.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waimanalo include Portuguese, German, Italian, Irish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Waimanalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.