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Pearl City

Pearl City

  •   State: 
    Honolulu County
    Pearl City
      County FIPS: 
    21°24′30″N 157°58′1″W
      Area total: 
    10.06 sq mi (26.05 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.12 sq mi (23.62 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.94 sq mi (2.42 km²)
    89 ft (27 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10:00; Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 

    Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,966.56 residents per square mile of area (1,917.62/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Pearl City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District and City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 47,698. Waimalu borders Pearl City to the east, while Waipahu borders the west. The U.S. postal code for Pearl City is 96782. In the early 1880s, Pearl City was the final stop for Benjamin Franklin Dillingham's Oahu Railway, a mud wagon driven by a four-horse team. Near the outskirts of Pearl City, the Remond Grove, an area where people could be entertained with piano, banjo, trumpet, and saxophone performances, was a popular entertainment spot in the early 1900s. Pearl City public schools include the Pearl City Complex, Manana, Momilani, Palisades, Waimu Highlands, and Pearl City Highlands. The United States Postal Service operates Pearl City Post Office in Pearl City. It is located at 21°24'30" North, 157°58'1" East (21.408333, 157.966902). According to the United States Census Bureau, the cDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles of it is land and 0.8 sq miles (2.1 km²) is water. The total area is 14.29% water.


Early-day Pearl City had an array of rice paddies and fields that were plowed with water buffalo that would haul a two-wheeled cart. In the early 1880s, Pearl City was the final stop for Benjamin Franklin Dillingham's Oahu Railway, a mud wagon driven by a four-horse team. Lots for an as-yet-to-exist "Pearl City" went on sale in 1889, after completion of the actual rail line. Near the outskirts of Pearl City, the Remond Grove, an area where people could be entertained with piano, banjo, trumpet, and saxophone performances, was a popular entertainment spot in the early 1900s. The city was named after the town of Pearl, Hawaii, which was on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian state of Kaua'i, where the city was founded in 1788. The town was named for the city's first mayor, Benjamin Franklin, who was born in 1787. The current mayor, Neil Abercrombie, was the son of Benjamin Franklin and the daughter of James Abercram, a former mayor of Honolulu who was killed in a plane crash in 1846. He was the grandson of the former mayor, who died in 1852 at the age of 24. The name "Pearls City" was used to refer to a town in the state's early history. The word "Pearles" means "Pearling" in Hawaiian. The "Pearle" in the city name means "the place" or "place of the pearl" in Spanish.


Pearl City is located at 21°24'30" North, 157°58'1" East (21.408333, 157.966902).According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km²) The total area is 14.29% water. Average Annual Precipitation: 64 inches (1.2 miles) Average Winter High (January 28): 79 degrees (Fahrenheit) Average Summer High (August 23): 87 degrees (Celsius)Average Summer Low (August23): 74 degrees (Fahrenheit) Average Annual Rainfall: 64 inches (2.1 mm) Average annual snowfall: 0.7 inches (30 cm) Average yearly snowfall in a year: 1.2 inches (3.4 m) Average daily high temperature in the city: 79 degrees. Average winter low: 66 degrees (Cold) Average monthly rainfall in the City: 64.0 mm (1 in 1.5 m), or 0.8 inclusive of snowfall. Average annual rainfall in a city: 5.0 inches (12.7 mm), or 1.4 inches (4.0 km²). Average yearly high temperature: 79 degrees (Cfh) Average summer high: 87 degrading °F (Cmh) average summer low: 74 degree (Fh)Average annual precipitation in a month: 2.1 inches (7.0 cm).


As of the census of 2010, there were 47,698 people, 14,622 households, and 7,288 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,215.5 inhabitants per square mile (2,399.8/km²). There were 9,181 housing units at an average density of 1,842.2 per squaremile (711.3/km 2) The racial makeup of the CPD was 59.24% White, 2.71% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.41% from other races, and 18.81% from two or more races. The median income for a household in theCDP was $62,036, and the median income. for a family was $67,246. 6.2% of the population and 4.0% of families were below the poverty line. The CDP is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the N.J.-Massachusetts border. It is located in the census-designated place (CDP) of New Jersey City, which is in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It has a population of 47,700, making it one of the largest CDPs in the state. The city is home to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHS), which provides health care services to more than 1,000,000 people. The N.H. Department of Transportation (NHT) also serves as the local authority for the town.

Government and infrastructure

The Honolulu Police Department operates the Pearl City Substation in Pearl City. The United States Postal Service operates thePearl City Post Office. The Pearl City area of Honolulu is home to the Honolulu International Airport. The airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, with more than 1,000 flights a day. It is the second-busiest airport in the state, after Honolulu International, with over 1,200 flights per day. The U.S. Postal Service has a post office in the city, which was established in 1903. It was the first post office on the island, and the first in Hawaii. The city also has a hospital, the Honolulu Medical Center, which opened in 1953. It has been the site of several other major medical facilities, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Honolulu Veterans Hospital, since the 1960s. It also has its own airport, the Honolulu International Airport, which is located in the heart of the city. It opened in 1961. The Honolulu International airport is located on the city's north shore. It's the second busiest airport in Hawaii, after the Honolulu Airport, with about 1,500 flights a week. The City's airport is also home to a number of other government facilities, such as the Honolulu County Sheriff's Office and the Hawaii State Department of Health, which has a substation in the area. The Hawaiian National Guard has a station in the town, and a military base in the nearby town of Kailua.


Hawaii State Public Library System operates the Pearl City Library. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu operates Our Lady of Good Counsel School. The University of HawaiiLeeward Community College is located adjacent to the CDP, with a Pearl City address. The Pearl City Complex public schools that include elementary, intermediate, and high schools are in Pearl City CDP. The CDP includes Manana, Momilani, Palisades, Pearl City, PearlCity Highlands, Waimalu, and Waiau elementary schools and Pearl City High School. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the WaimAlu CDP is now in the Pearl city CDP and the Highlands Intermediate School is in the Highlands CDP as of the 2000 U.S. Census. The Honolulu Public Library system operates thePearl City Regional Library, which began operations on November 15, 1969. It is located on the island of Oahu in the city of Honolulu. The library is part of the Hawai'i State Public School System, which operates public schools in Oahu and the islands of Kaua'i, Oahu, Molokai, and Moloka'i. It also operates a branch of the University ofHawaii system, which is located in the Honolulu suburb of Mokulani. The City of Honolulu is home to the Honolulu Public Health Department, which provides health care services to the city and surrounding areas. The city also has a public library, which was established in 1969 and is based in the Oahu suburb of O'ahu.

Sports and recreation

The Hawaii Hawks won the 2003 Field Hockey World Cup 107. A Pearl City youth baseball team, the Pearl City KRU, represented the Pacific Southwest region in the Cal Ripken Baseball 10U (age 10 and under) World Series. The KRU team won all of their games in pool play, and made it to the World Series finals, where they lost to the team from West Raleigh, North Carolina, by a score of 5-3. In 2007, they won the Junior League World Series, after winning the West Region, then defeating the Central Region and Southwest Region champions to become the U.S. champion, and finally defeating the International champion (Asia-Pacific Region), Illam Central LL (Makati, Philippines), 62-0. In 1998, a Pearl City baseball teamPearl City Little League (District 7) Represented the US in the Little League WorldSeries finals. The team lost to a team from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017, the team represented the United States in the 10U World Series in Hammond, Indiana, which hosted nine other teams from across the country. This series was held in Hammond and the team won their pool play games in all three games, winning all three of them. They also won the final game of the series, beating the North Carolina-based team by a margin of 3-2. The Hawaii Hawks are currently ranked No. 1 in the world in the field hockey competition, with a goal of winning the 2015 World Cup.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii = 65.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pearl City = 9.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 45,295 individuals with a median age of 39.7 age the population dropped by -4.43% in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,966.56 residents per square mile of area (1,917.62/km²). There are average 3.07 people per household in the 8,761 households with an average household income of $74,724 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.40%. The number of physicians in Pearl City per 100,000 population = 288.1.


The annual rainfall in Pearl City = 57.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 213. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 269. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 61.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 66.57%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 40 years with median home cost = $289,180 and home appreciation of -5.44%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.82 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,893 per student. There are 17.4 students for each teacher in the school, 545 students for each Librarian and 270 students for each Counselor. 9.42% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.51% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.79% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pearl City's population in Honolulu County, Hawaii of 10,291 residents in 1900 has increased 4,4-fold to 45,295 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 46.46% female residents and 53.54% male residents live in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 47.73% are single population.

  • 30.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Pearl City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    62.12% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 20.31% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.48% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 66.57% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.52% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.91% are vacant.

  • The 32.10% of the population in Pearl City, Honolulu County, Hawaii who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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