Honolulu is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 345,064 people and 118 constituent neighborhoods, Honolulu is the largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Honolulu 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 cities, Honolulu isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Honolulu are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Honolulu is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Honolulu who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), sales jobs (11.52%), and food service (9.56%).
One thing noticeable about Honolulu, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Honolulu is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Honolulu a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Honolulu is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Honolulu 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.
Honolulu, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Honolulu are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
The population of Honolulu is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.16% of adults in Honolulu have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Honolulu in 2018 was $37,834, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,336 for a family of four. However, Honolulu contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Honolulu is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Honolulu home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Honolulu residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Honolulu include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
Honolulu also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.45%.
The most common language spoken in Honolulu is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.