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 6,057 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waimanalo is the 27th 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.
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Waimanalo, 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.
One of the nice things about Waimanalo 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 Waimanalo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.68 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 taxis to get to work every day though Waimanalo is a relatively small town. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of adults in Waimanalo with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.31% of adults in Waimanalo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Waimanalo in 2018 was $31,134, which is middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,536 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 13.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waimanalo include German, Portuguese, Irish, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Waimanalo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Spanish.