About Ewa Beach
Ewa Beach 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 14,955 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Ewa Beach is the 15th 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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ewa Beach who work in office and administrative support (19.09%), sales jobs (11.80%) and food service (9.23%).
One of the nice things about Ewa Beach 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 Ewa Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ewa Beach, the average commute to work is 36.26 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.
Ewa Beach Information and Demographics
The percentage of people in Ewa Beach with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.05% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ewa Beach in 2010 was $19,760, which is low income relative to Hawaii, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,040 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 Hawaiiam. 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 11.09% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ewa Beach include Portuguese and German.
In addition, Ewa Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.22%).
The languages spoken by people in Ewa Beach are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Ewa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages, Tagalog and Japanese.
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