B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$592,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,796
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Pearl City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,384
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Wonderful place to raise a family. Hard working & honest community. I was born and raised in Pearl City and choose to raise my children here. The public schools are excellent, both staff and classmates provide a positive learning environment for our kids. There is no better place to live. Stores close by, hospital, police, parks, pools. Cost of homes is a bit on the high side, but you get what you pay for!
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Pearl City is situated on the mountains of Central Oahu. It is a quiet neighborhood with winds that come from various directions every other hour. Every weekday morning, I can hear the Junior Police Officers (JPO) of Waiau Elementary shout orders to vehicles and pedestrians; I also hear the school bell chime at designated hours that signify the start of school, recess, lunch and dismissal. The school bus comes at about 7:10 am to pick up middle and high school students. On the other hand, there is the city bus which picks up students and patrons alike. Directly across my residence is a neighborhood park, called Circle Park, ironically because of its circle shape. Elders usually take a stroll in the morning, accompanied by a friend or pet. During midday, teenagers to adults jog the circle. Families play on the playground. Student athletes practice on the field.
I grew up living in the Pearl City community. I live in a diverse area with friendly faces I see everyday. The joy of the food restaurants being down the road I live on is my one out of the many perks of living here. No only is food accessible, but other resources are portrayed here as well. We have an urgent care, banks, and grocery shops that fulfill every individual needs. All in all, I am proud to say that I have grown up in an environment that is useful and friendly and I would not want to trade my experiences with anyone else.