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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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Quick Facts about HI

Population 1,406,299
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $69,515
Median Home Price $515,300
Median Property Tax $2,270
Median Rent $57

Employment Rate in HI

  Employed 97%
  Unemployed 3%

Race in HI

  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 in HI

  Employed 97%
  Unemployed 3%

Educational Levels in HI

  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 in HI

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 in HI

  Homes Rent 56.9%
  Homes Owned 43.1%

Hawaii Rankings

Best places to Live in Hawaii

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Honolulu 347,973 $584,200 $61,442
East Honolulu 48,092 $824,700 $112,548
Pearl City 47,021 $592,200 $85,384
Hilo 45,380 $297,400 $53,939
Waipahu 41,165 $530,100 $69,665
Kailua CDP (Honolulu County) 38,722 $829,500 $105,316
Kaneohe 33,654 $641,000 $84,626
Kahului 28,476 $480,800 $66,625
Mililani Town 28,021 $561,000 $92,019
Ewa Gentry 22,676 $435,500 $89,633
Kihei 22,401 $461,100 $64,747
Mililani Mauka 21,055 $591,000 $103,424
Schofield Barracks 20,858 $0 $52,934
Makakilo 20,631 $537,100 $105,765
Kapolei 18,737 $451,200 $91,706
Wahiawa 17,484 $484,300 $56,022
Wailuku 16,064 $458,700 $69,768
Halawa 14,812 $609,100 $91,779
Ewa Beach 14,287 $435,100 $77,674
Royal Kunia 14,198 $536,700 $103,649