A town located in Hawaii, Kailua has a population of just over 14,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 40, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 40. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their home. With a relatively low average rent of $1,244 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Hawaii. Over the course of a year, renters in Kailua will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Kailua: retail, entertainment, and support. Together, these industries make up 27% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Kailua workers bring in an average annual income of around $75,000, less than the average Hawaii resident. Kailua's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Kailua has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (23%). Further, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Kailua residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, shorter than the Hawaii average of about 30 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 43% of commuters, while public transportation is not widely used. Relatively few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
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