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August 19th, 2015

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Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St Neighborhood

Waipahu, Hawaii

Pupukahi StFarrington Hwy/Pupukahi St median real estate price is $202,581, which is less expensive than 98.6 percent of Hawaii neighborhoods and 42.8 percent of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St is currently $1,547 and rents here are currently lower in price than 52.2 percent of Hawaii neighborhoods. In Farrington Hwy / Pupukahi St, the current vacancy rate is 3.9 percent, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.9 percent of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St is very tight compared to the demand.

Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St is a densely urban neighborhood located in Waipahu, Hawaii and primarily made up of small studio to two bedroom to medium sized three or four bedroom mult-family housing. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969, with a number of residences built between 1970 and 1999.

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways.

There are more people living in the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers 52.1 percent than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Furthermore, the Farrington Hwy / Pupukahi St neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its resident’s active in the military than 97.4 percent of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. The Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles with 40.0 percent of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.7 percent of the neighborhoods in the nation.

If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood. This neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0 percent of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,960 people per square mile living here.

In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 multi-family housing. Many are in older core neighborhoods and resemble Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 multi-family buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood’s real estate stock. In fact, no less than 33.9 percent of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.0 percent of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The neighbors in the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood in Waipahu enjoy upper-middle class incomes andt this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.6 percent of the neighborhoods in America

In the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood, 47.9 percent of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.5 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations at 13.1 percent and 9.8 percent in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Culture is shared/learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestry often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood in Waipahu, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian at 53.6 percent. There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry at 1.7 percent. In addition, 54.6 percent of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The most common language spoken in the Farrington Hwy/Pupukahi St neighborhood is English, spoken by 33.2 percent of households. Some households speak Tagalog, the first language of the Philippine region at 19.8 percent.

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