Haiku-Pauwela 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 8,547 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Haiku-Pauwela is the 22nd largest community in Hawaii.
Haiku-Pauwela home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Haiku-Pauwela real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Haiku-Pauwela is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Haiku-Pauwela is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Haiku-Pauwela who work in management occupations (14.42%), sales jobs (13.37%), and food service (8.06%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Haiku-Pauwela 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 Haiku-Pauwela, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Haiku-Pauwela does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Haiku-Pauwela are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.46% of adults in Haiku-Pauwela have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Haiku-Pauwela in 2018 was $42,090, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,360 for a family of four. However, Haiku-Pauwela contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Haiku-Pauwela is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Haiku-Pauwela home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haiku-Pauwela residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Haiku-Pauwela also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.27% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Haiku-Pauwela include German, Italian, English, Norwegian, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Haiku-Pauwela is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.