Hawaii : What you need to know

The Aloha State is made up entirely of islands, with Hawaii, Maui and Oahu the three largest. The state’s beaches, amazing natural scenery and a tropical climate draw residents and tourists. The best places to live in Hawaii are Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe and Waipahu. Dominant industries in Hawaii include tourism, sugarcane, education and the military, and higher education is also well represented with the University of Hawaii, Chaminade, and Brigham Young-Hawaii.


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Hawaii Profile

Quick Facts

Population 1406299
Latest Population Increase 0.97%
Median Household Income $1406299
Median Home Price $515300
Median Property Tax $2270
Median Rent $56.9

Employment Rate

  Employed 97%
  Unemployed 3%

Race

  Ethnicity White 25.4%
  Ethnicity Black 2%
  Ethnicity Asian 37.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 9.9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 97%
  Unemployed 3%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 20.4%
  Associate's Degree 10.3%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.5%
  High School Graduate 27.9%
  Some College, No Degree 22%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.8%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 91%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.6%
Construction 7.1%
Manufacturing 3%
Wholesale Trade 2.3%
Retail Trade 11.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.9%
Information 1.6%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 10.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 20.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 16.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 8.9%

Housing

  Homes Rent 56.9%
  Homes Owned 43.1%

Hawaii Rankings


Best places to Live in Hawaii
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Ahuimanu 8,354 $579,600 $93,341
Aiea 9,262 $688,800 $95,428
Ainaloa 3,596 $170,000 $27,402
Anahola 1,951 $397,700 $55,313
Captain Cook 4,594 $463,200 $66,276
Discovery Harbour 1,107 $216,600 $36,071
East Honolulu 48,092 $824,700 $112,548
Eden Roc 687 $112,500 $17,798
Eleele 2,604 $392,300 $68,750
Ewa Beach 14,287 $435,100 $77,674
Ewa Gentry 22,676 $435,500 $89,633
Ewa Villages 7,356 $450,800 $89,673
Fern Acres 1,426 $182,800 $38,836
Fern Forest 669 $108,000 $18,281
Haena 280 $1,000,000 $45,464
Haiku-Pauwela 7,846 $677,800 $64,467
Halaula 530 $306,500 $54,750
Halawa 14,812 $609,100 $91,779
Haleiwa 3,576 $573,800 $63,844
Haliimaile 1,190 $396,700 $59,526