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0.21% decline
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1.39% growth
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1.52% growth
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4.43% growth


The economy of Hawaii employs 685,024 people. The economy of Hawaii is specialized in Scenic & sightseeing transportation; U. S. Navy; and U. S. Army, which employ respectively 27.11; 9.87; and 9.7 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hawaii are Restaurants & Food Services (51,759), Construction (42,697), and Elementary & secondary schools (40,353), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($216,841), Support activities for mining ($170,752), and Not specified utilities ($142,564).

Median household income in Hawaii is $74,511. Males in Hawaii have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,246. The income inequality of Hawaii (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 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. In Hawaii the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,183. Hawaii County, HI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Hawaii.


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Hawaii is home to a population of 1.43M people, from which 92.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hawaii is composed of 527,847 Asian residents (36.9%), 315,242 White residents (22.1%), 277,687 Two+ residents (19.4%), 148,150 Hispanic residents (10.4%), and 131,672 Hawaiian residents (9.2%). The most common foreign languages in Hawaii are Other Pacific Island (115,208 speakers), Tagalog (59,627 speakers), and Japanese (45,190 speakers), but compared to other places, Hawaii has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (115,208 speakers), Japanese (45,190 speakers), and Tagalog (59,627 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hawaii awarded 15,465 degrees. The student population of Hawaii is skewed towards females, with 6,438 male students and 9,027 female students. Most students in Hawaii are Asian (4,817 and 31.1%), followed by Two or more races (3,337 and 21.6%), White (3,024 and 19.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,305 and 8.44%). The largest universities in Hawaii by number of graduates are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,923 and 31.8%), Hawaii Pacific University (1,441 and 9.3%), and Kapiolani Community College (1,335 and 8.63%). The most popular majors in Hawaii are General Business Administration & Management (615 and 3.98%), Registered Nursing (516 and 3.34%), and General Psychology (443 and 2.86%). The median tuition costs in Hawaii are $17,162 for private four year colleges, and $10,872 and $32,904 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 is $592,000, which is 2.89 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $566,900 to $592,000, a 4.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Hawaii is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Hawaii have an average commute time of 26 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.


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