Pearl City is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 49,325 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Pearl City is the second largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Pearl City 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.
Pearl City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pearl City is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearl City who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (10.08%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Pearl City, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Pearl City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Pearl City 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 Pearl City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pearl City, the average commute to work is 31.17 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Pearl City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Pearl City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Pearl City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.84% of adults in Pearl City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pearl City in 2018 was $38,959, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,836 for a family of four.
Pearl City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pearl City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearl City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pearl City include German, Portuguese, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Pearl City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.