Hawaii

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Population

1.42M

0.494% decline

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$80,212

3.15% growth

Number of Employees

680,355

0.212% decline

Median Property Value

$631,700

2.32% growth

About

In 2018, Hawaii had a population of 1.42M people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $80,212. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hawaii declined from 1.43M to 1.42M, a -0.494% decrease and its median household income grew from $77,765 to $80,212, a 3.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hawaii are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (36.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (19.3%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (9.5%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (5.03%). N/A% of the people in Hawaii speak a non-English language, and 92.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hawaii are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,712 degrees awarded in 2017), Kapiolani Community College (1,356 degrees), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,036 degrees).

The median property value in Hawaii is $631,700, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%. Most people in Hawaii commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hawaii is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Hawaii (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Hawaii across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Hawaii employs 680k people. The largest industries in Hawaii are Restaurants & Food Services (58,246 people), Construction (46,630 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (43,767 people), and the highest paying industries are Printing & related support activities ($125,198), Offices of other health practitioners ($124,137), and Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($117,203).

Median household income in Hawaii is $80,212. Males in Hawaii have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,712. The income inequality in Hawaii (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,212

2018 value

± $2,020

3.15%

1 Year Growth

± 3.31%

Households in Hawaii have a median annual income of $80,212, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,765 in 2017, which represents a 3.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,622

Average Male Salary

± $2,588

$52,712

Average Female Salary

± $2,227

In 2018, full-time male employees in Hawaii made 1.21 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hawaii by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $63,921 ± $3,998

  2. Asian

    $49,846 ± $2,241

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,503 ± $3,029

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hawaii workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Hawaii by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.43

2018 Wage GINI

0.428

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.359% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hawaii in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Hawaii across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hawaii was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $84,423, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $82,885 and $80,921.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hawaii colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hawaii (143k out of 1.38M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Two Or More

    37,081 ± 1,451

  2. Asian

    35,409 ± 1,289

  3. White

    34,717 ± 1,303

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hawaii is Two Or More, followed by Asian and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

680k

2018 Value

-0.212%

1 Year decline

± -0.212%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hawaii declined at a rate of -0.212%, from 682k employees to 680k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hawaii, are Cashiers (17,129 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (16,680 people), and Retail salespersons (15,731 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hawaii.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hawaii, by number of employees, are Cashiers (17,129 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (16,680 people), and Retail salespersons (15,731 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Hawaii has an unusually high number of residents working as Military, rank not specified (14.1 times higher than expected), Military officer special & tactical operations leaders (13.6 times), and Firstline enlisted military supervisors (11.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hawaii, by average salary, are Physicians ($228,634), Dentists ($167,728), and Management analysts ($162,709).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

680k

2018 Value

-0.212%

1 Year decline

± -0.212%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hawaii declined at a rate of -0.212%, from 682k employees to 680k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hawaii, are Restaurants & Food Services (58,246 people), Construction (46,630 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (43,767 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hawaii, though some of these residents may live in Hawaii and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hawaii, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (58,246 people), Construction (46,630 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (43,767 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Hawaii has an unusually high number of Scenic & sightseeing transportation (17.4 times higher than expected), U. S. Navy (12.7 times), and U. S. Marines (11.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hawaii, by average salary, are Printing & related support activities ($125,198), Offices of other health practitioners ($124,137), and Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($117,203).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $4.83B

  2. $3.74B

  3. $2.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $4.83B, followed by Gasoline ($3.74B) and Mixed freight ($2.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Hawaii products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$25.9B

2020 Value

$32.8B

Projected 2045 Value

26.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $25.9B. This is expected to increase 26.9% to $32.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Hawaii trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $1.55B

  2. $71.2M

  3. $70.4M

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $1.55B, followed by Texas with $71.2M and Washington and $70.4M.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Hawaii shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.2% of the population of Hawaii has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 4.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Hawaii was $7,299 in 2014. This is a 4.95% increase from the previous year ($6,955).

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Maui County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (22.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1,157 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hawaii in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

$7,299

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,222

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,087

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,592

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Hawaii (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.95%, from $6,955 to $7,299.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.85%

Uninsured

49.8%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

4.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hawaii grew by 8.97% from 3.53% to 3.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hawaii changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 9.1% prevalence

  3. 8.5% prevalence

Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hawaii is home to a population of 1.42M people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 18% of Hawaii residents were born outside of the country (257k people).

In 2018, there were 1.69 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (521k people) in Hawaii than any other race or ethnicity. There were 308k White (Non-Hispanic) and 274k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hawaii was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Hawaii are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Hawaii residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

257k people

17.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

254k people

As of 2017, 18% of Hawaii residents (257k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hawaii was 17.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Hawaii compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    119,524 ± 8,123 people

  2. China

    22,746 ± 3,673 people

  3. Japan

    20,947 ± 3,527 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 119,524 Hawaii residents, followed by China with 22,746 and Japan with 20,947.

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Citizenship

92.2%

2018 Citizenship

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.2% of Hawaii residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hawaii was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Hawaii compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hawaii

  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    521k ± 9.52k

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    308k ± 330

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    274k ± 10.8k

In 2018, there were 1.69 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (521k people) in Hawaii than any other race or ethnicity. There were 308k White (Non-Hispanic) and 274k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Hawaii as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    34,911 ± 3,373

  2. Vietnam

    31,384 ± 2,232

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,120 ± 1,456

Hawaii has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hawaii awarded 15,335 degrees. The student population of Hawaii is skewed towards women, with 26,193 male students and 38,288 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hawaii are Asian (4,833 and 33.8%), followed by Two or More Races (3,479 and 24.3%), White (2,917 and 20.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,439 and 10.1%).

The largest universities in Hawaii by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,712 and 30.7%), Kapiolani Community College (1,356 and 8.84%), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,036 and 6.76%).

The most popular majors in Hawaii are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,153 and 14%), General Business Administration & Management (1,050 and 6.85%), and Registered Nursing (620 and 4.04%).

The median tuition costs in Hawaii are $16,811 for private four year colleges, and $7,200 and $20,160 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 449 degrees awarded

  2. 442 degrees awarded

  3. 687 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hawaii was Registered Nursing with 449 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hawaii according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,712 degrees awarded

  2. 1,356 degrees awarded

  3. 1,036 degrees awarded

$7,200

Median In-State Public

$16,811

Median Private

In 2017, the Hawaii institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 4,712 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,406

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,929

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6,406 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hawaii, which is 0.717 times less than the 8,929 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Hawaii by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    4,833 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    3,479 degrees awarded

  3. White

    2,917 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hawaii were to Asian students. These 4,833 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 3,479 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hawaii was $631,700 in 2018, which is 2.75 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $617,400 to $631,700, a 2.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Hawaii is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hawaii have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hawaii is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$631,700

2018 Median

± $7,721

$617,400

2017 Median

± $9,241

In 2018, the median property value in Hawaii grew to to $631,700 from the previous year's value of $617,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hawaii compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hawaii the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$80,212

Median Household Income

± $2,020

455k

Number of Households

± 10,252

In 2018, the median household income of the 455k households in Hawaii grew to $80,212 from the previous year's value of $77,765.

The following chart displays the households in Hawaii distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hawaii distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hawaii the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%

2018 Homeownership

58.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.3% of the housing units in Hawaii were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hawaii compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hawaii have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Hawaii have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.7%

  3. Public Transit

    5.74%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Hawaii was Drove Alone (67.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.7%) and those who Public Transit (5.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hawaii distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hawaii have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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