Pearl City, Hawaii Population 2024

48,465

Pearl City is a city located in Honolulu County Hawaii. Pearl City has a 2024 population of 48,465. Pearl City is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 7.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,159 in 2020.

The average household income in Pearl City is $138,814 with a poverty rate of 4.21%. The median age in Pearl City is 44.2 years: 40.6 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.

Pearl City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pearl City was:

  • Asian: 54.62%
  • Two or more races: 24.43%
  • White: 10.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 6.53%
  • Other race: 2.11%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.09%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
9.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,314.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.32% (3,306)
The current population of Pearl City, Hawaii is 48,465 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 45,159.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian25,56954.62%
Two or more races11,43424.43%
White4,99310.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3,0596.53%
Other race9892.11%
Black or African American7271.55%
Native American410.09%

Asian

Two or more races

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Pearl City Population by Race

Pearl City Population Pyramid 2024

Pearl City Median Age

44.2

Total

40.6

Male

47.8

Female

Pearl City Adults

There are 38,127 adults, (11,762 of whom are seniors) in Pearl City.

Pearl City Age Dependency

77.6

Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl City Sex Ratio

Female23,48050.16%
Male23,33249.84%

Pearl City Population by Age

Pearl City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,9873.0870.729.3
Married8,1723.6478.321.7
Non Family3,9611.3255.744.3
Female2,0943.8268.431.6
Male7604.2772.527.5

3.6

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pearl City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8722.53%
Associates Degree4,61113.37%
Bachelors Degree8,52724.73%
Graduate Degree4,11211.93%
High School Graduate8,68025.18%
Less Than 9th Grade8612.5%
Some College6,81419.76%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pearl City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearl City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian21,25920,2318,837
2+ Races6,2366,0011,716
White3,5923,4091,307
Islander2,0081,776363
Hispanic1,9861,933471
Other Race596568195
Black496475170
Native American23230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.57%.

Pearl City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$61,440$71,042$53,697
Graduate Degree$80,864$87,439$78,889
High School Graduate$40,468$45,490$33,214
Less Than 9th Grade$0$40,469$0
Overall$55,693$62,325$49,974
Some College$53,667$61,011$48,450

$55,693

Average Earnings

$62,325

Average Male

$49,974

Average Female

Pearl City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearl City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pearl City Language

79.21% of Pearl City residents speak only English, while 20.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.51% of the population.

Pearl City Language

Pearl City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian25,3999213.63%
Multiple11,4305064.43%
White4,2893157.34%
Hispanic3,9481453.67%
Other975858.72%
Islander3,036632.08%
Black700456.43%

4.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.74%

Male Poverty Rate

4.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl City is Other, with 8.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl City is Islander, with 2.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.84%.

Pearl City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.5%
High School7.63%
Some College4.05%
Bachelors or Greater1.8%

Pearl City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.31%
Male Unemployed20.33%
Female Employed1.74%
Male Employed1.09%

Pearl City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearl City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$134,544$159,518
Households$116,938$138,814
Married Families$141,770$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,851$71,181

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pearl City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pearl City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pearl City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pearl City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,046

Number of Veterans

3,694

Male Veterans

352

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,179
Second Gulf War1,140
First Gulf War825
Korea295
World War II44

Pearl City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,385
65 to 74839
35 to 54837
55 to 64672
18 to 34313

Pearl City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Asian2,31910.31%
White78022.05%
2+ Races5988.16%
Hispanic27312.3%
Other Race13823.04%
Black11331.22%
Islander984.77%

Pearl City Veterans by Race

Pearl City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pearl City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pearl City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.34%

Born in Pearl City

84.55%

Native Born

15.45%

Foreign Born

4.75%

Non Citizen

10.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.55% of Pearl City residents were born in the United States, with 65.34% having been born in Hawaii. 4.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pearl City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202448,4658271.74%
202347,6388261.76%
202246,8128711.9%
202145,9417821.73%
202045,159-446-0.98%
201945,605-524-1.14%
201846,129-130-0.28%
201746,259-982-2.08%
201647,2412200.47%
201547,021-256-0.54%
201447,277-447-0.94%
201347,7246491.38%
201247,0753010.64%
201146,774-924-1.94%
201047,69800%
200030,976-17-0.05%
199030,993-11,582-27.2%
198042,57523,023117.75%
197019,55216,884632.83%
19502,668-45,797-94.49%

Pearl City Population by Year