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A+ Pearl City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pearl City Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Hawaii
Pearl City
18787% more expensive than the US average
17676% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pearl City cost of living
C+ Pearl City Crime Total crime is 2% lower than Hawaii
Total crime
3,02910% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3410% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Pearl City crime
B- Pearl City Employment Household income is 24% higher than Hawaii
Median household income
$89,32061% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,6139% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%37% lower than the US average
Pearl City employment
F Pearl City Housing Home value is 13% higher than Hawaii
Median home value
$606,300228% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,85195% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%12% higher than the US average
Pearl City real estate or Pearl City rentals
B+ Pearl City Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Hawaii
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Pearl City K-12 schools or Pearl City colleges

Living in Pearl City, HI

Pearl City, Hawaii is a mid-sized city with a population of 47,241 people. With a population density of 5,185 people per square mile, Pearl City is well above the nation's average density level. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Pearl City might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 66% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Pearl City, Hawaii could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Pearl City and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, weather, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Pearl City, HI receives 74 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #18 in Hawaii and #6,207 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Pearl City has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), weather (A+), education (B+) and employment (B-). Unfortunately for Pearl City, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Pearl City on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Pearl City real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Pearl City. Median real estate prices in Pearl City come in at $606,300, which is 12.6% higher than the Hawaii average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pearl City, the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 9.3% lower than the Hawaii average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Pearl City will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Pearl City, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.9%.

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Compare Pearl City, HI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pearl City, HI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waialae-Kahala, Honolulu8213.59,470
Kaimuki, Honolulu7813.218,513
Kaneohe, Honolulu7410.234,898
Manoa, Honolulu7411.123,757
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu7310.216,972
Waikiki, Honolulu7211.715,453
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu728.325,030
Diamond Head-Kapahulu, Honolulu7212.521,079

Best Cities Near Pearl City, HI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kailua, HI8214.238,514
Ko Olina, HI8111.31,691
East Honolulu, HI819.247,957
Waimalu, HI781.713,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Iroquois Point, HI765.73,967
Waialua, HI7515.53,769
Kalaeloa, HI759.88
Maunawili, HI7512.22,124
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A Pearl of a City

I have lived in Pearl City for 10 years. It is a big town with a small town feel. Pearl City reaches all the way from the ocean at Pearl Harbor up to the gorgeous Ko'olau Mountain Range. Pearlridge Shopping Center boasts great shops like Macy's and Crazy Shirts and seasonal events like the annual Butterfly Exhibit and the weekly Pearlridge Farmers' Market. Locals and tourists alike flock to Pearl City's restaurants like Buzz's Steak House, Gyotaku, and Pono Place. The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is one of the most historically significant places in the United States and a cherished landmark of Pearl City.

From preschool through higher education, Pearl City has some of the best schools in the area. Leeward Community College is a wonderfully convenient and highly regarded extension of the University of Hawaii. Pearl City's beautiful gardens, shops, and campuses give the town its family friendly and close-knit feeling. They also host craft fairs, garden tours, and food festivals throughout the year.

Since Pearl City boasts a family centered atmosphere there is not much of nightlife attractions to speak of. But it certainly is a beautiful and affordable place to raise a family. Although the commute to downtown Honolulu can be a bit daunting, the low housing costs, beautiful scenery, and historic neighborhoods more than make up for a few extra minutes in the car. With tropical temperatures year round, it's no wonder Hawaii is often said to have "the best weather on the planet". Sunny skies and cool trade winds are the norm for Pearl City.
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Source: The Pearl City, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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