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1.15% growth
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Median Household Income
3.51% growth
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1.65% growth
Median Property Value
1.43% growth


The economy of Hawaii County, HI employs 83,482 people. The economy of Hawaii County, HI is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Accommodation & Food Service; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.33; 1.73; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hawaii County, HI are Retail trade (10,858), Accommodation & Food Service (10,850), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,760), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($155,000), Utilities ($60,707), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,972).

Median household income in Hawaii County, HI is $53,936. Males in Hawaii County, HI have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,633. The income inequality of Hawaii County, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hawaii County, HI. In Hawaii County, HI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,739. Hawaii County, HI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Hawaii.


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Hawaii County, HI is home to a population of 193,680 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hawaii County, HI is composed of 58,882 White residents (30.4%), 44,970 Two+ residents (23.2%), 41,784 Asian residents (21.6%), 24,027 Hispanic residents (12.4%), and 22,217 Hawaiian residents (11.5%). The most common foreign languages in Hawaii County, HI are Other Pacific Island (15,021 speakers), Tagalog (5,078 speakers), and Spanish (3,939 speakers), but compared to other places, Hawaii County, HI has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (15,021 speakers), Japanese (3,865 speakers), and Tagalog (5,078 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hawaii County, HI awarded 1,484 degrees. The student population of Hawaii County, HI is skewed towards females, with 586 male students and 898 female students. Most students in Hawaii County, HI are Two or more races (444 and 29.9%), followed by White (317 and 21.4%), Asian (312 and 21%), and Hispanic or Latino (189 and 12.7%). The largest universities in Hawaii County, HI by number of graduates are University of Hawaii at Hilo (905 and 61%), Hawaii Community College (569 and 38.3%), and Mauna Loa Helicopters (10 and 0.67%). The most popular majors in Hawaii County, HI are Pharmacy (89 and 6%), General Psychology (73 and 4.92%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (53 and 3.57%). The median tuition costs in Hawaii County, HI are N/A 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hawaii County, HI is $306,000, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $301,700 to $306,000, a 1.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Hawaii County, HI is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hawaii County, HI have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hawaii County, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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