Honolulu, HI
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Living in Honolulu


Honolulu is a large coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 350,964 people and 154 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 towns, 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Honolulu who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (9.56%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Honolulu. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Also of interest is that Honolulu has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Honolulu is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Honolulu is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

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 is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Honolulu really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Honolulu citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Honolulu ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Honolulu a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The education level of Honolulu citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.79% of adults in Honolulu have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Honolulu in 2018 was $39,235, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,940 for a family of four. However, Honolulu contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Honolulu is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Honolulu's cultural character, accounting for 27.51% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Honolulu is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.