Haleiwa is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 4,941 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haleiwa is the 31st largest community in Hawaii.
Haleiwa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Haleiwa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Haleiwa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Haleiwa is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Haleiwa who work in sales jobs (15.81%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and management occupations (7.04%).
Of important note, Haleiwa is also a town of artists. Haleiwa has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Haleiwa’s character.
Also of interest is that Haleiwa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Haleiwa 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.
One downside of living in Haleiwa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Haleiwa, the average commute to work is 31.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Haleiwa overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Haleiwa, 23.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Haleiwa in 2018 was $39,846, which is wealthy relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,384 for a family of four. However, Haleiwa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Haleiwa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Haleiwa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haleiwa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Haleiwa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Haleiwa include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Haleiwa's cultural character, accounting for 20.64% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Haleiwa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.