Ewa Beach 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 16,415 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Ewa Beach is the 14th 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in sales jobs (13.21%), office and administrative support (12.02%), and teaching (7.35%).
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 39.63 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.
Even though Ewa Beach is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of adults in Ewa Beach who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.43% of the adults in Ewa Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2018 was $27,789, 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 $111,156 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 14.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include Portuguese, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ewa Beach's cultural character, accounting for 33.55% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.