Ewa Beach 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 15,573 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Ewa Beach is the 15th largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Ewa Beach 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ewa Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ewa Beach is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in office and administrative support (10.57%), food service (9.41%), and maintenance occupations (8.25%).
Ewa Beach 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Ewa Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ewa Beach, the average commute to work is 39.83 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.
Despite being a small town, Ewa Beach has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of adults in Ewa Beach who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.94% of the adults in Ewa Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2018 was $28,276, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,104 for a family of four. However, Ewa Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ewa Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ewa Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ewa Beach residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Ewa Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include Portuguese, German, English, Irish, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ewa Beach's cultural character, accounting for 33.97% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.