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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Pearl City is a town in Hawaii with a population of 46,259. Pearl City is in Honolulu County. Living in Pearl City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pearl City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Pearl City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pearl City are above average.
About Pearl City...
Population
46,259

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$626,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,901
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Pearl City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Pearl City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,122
National
$55,322
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Pearl City Reviews

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Pearl City is a very convenient area of Oahu to live in. It's central to just about everywhere on the island. 15-20 minutes to Waikiki, 30 minutes to Waianae or the North Shore - it's perfect! There's also an abundance of grocery stores and restaurants. Don't miss the Saturday Farmer's Market at Pearlridge! The only downfall in this area is the Kam Highway traffic. It gets really congested during the lunch and rush hours.
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Pearl City is a community that is central to many different stores such as local businesses, which is ideal for someone who wants to live the city life. One thing I would change is the affordability of housing;
there are many families having to live with one another due to the high cost of living, but that is throughout the state. The average individual on O’ahu has to work multiple jobs in order to live comfortably, which can cause an individual to become ill, which affects the community at larger scale. Overall, I love the island, but the high cost of living does affect the community as a whole, and is something I hope to see change within the next couple of years as legislatures look into changing rules in regards to housing market and real estate businesses.
My experience living in Pearl City has been a great one. Pearl City is a very peaceful urban place. It allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, living somewhat near to the main city as well as being infused with the beautiful landscapes. I also enjoy waking up every morning to see Pearl Harbor in the distance. If you are high up on a hill like me, you can experience these moments everyday. The views are just breathtaking. Overall, I would say that the neighborhood is pretty safe. You are able to enjoy a nice evening stroll around the neighborhood without worrying about anything. Most of the time, you will see dogs and their owners galloping along the sidewalks. Pearl City brings a family friendly environment for all ages. The affordability is quite reasonable too. Overall, this is what I think makes Pearl City special.