Pearl City, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pearl City, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Pearl City Census Designated Place had a population of 49,068 as of July 1, 2017. Pearl City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pearl City is located at latitude 21.4026 and longitude -157.9569 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Pearl City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.93 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Pearl City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414121) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Pearl City Census Designated Place is located within Ewa Division of Honolulu County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pearl City, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,068
Daytime Population: Workers 15,666
Daytime Population: Residents 23,213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,879
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 45,271
Population in Familes 39,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,797
Population Density2 5,385
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $91,955
Average Household Income $110,018
Per Capita Income $34,032


Total Housing Units 15,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,254 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,191 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 556 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $603,868
Average Home Value $614,579


Total Households 14,445
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 11,435
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.51%
Households 0.17% 0.44%
Families 0.11% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Pearl City, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl City to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density # 21 87th
Diversity Index # 104 32nd
Median Household Income # 23 85th
Per Capita Income # 45 71st

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