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Hawaii County, Hawaii (HI)

County population in 2018: 200,983 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 148,677 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,129
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,142
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 34,166
Renter-occupied apartments: 22,825 (it was 18,819 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

42%

Land area: 4028 sq. mi.

Water area: 1058.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hawaii County: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Hawaii County, HI (2018)
    • 60,91141.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 48,13032.4%Two or more races
    • 42,85528.8%Asian alone
    • 26,03017.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 21,08914.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1,4050.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3140.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2490.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Hawaii median age:

39.3 years
Males: 98,970  (49.2%)
Females: 102,013  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Hawaii County:

2.0 people
Hawaii:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $57,571 ($39,805 in 1999)
This county:

$57,571
Hawaii:

$80,212

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $999 (lower quartile is $635, upper quartile is $1,447)
This county:

$999
State:

$1475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $368,200 (it was $155,400 in 2000)
Hawaii:

$368,200
Hawaii:

$631,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $257,400 - $558,800

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $450,371
Here:

$450,371
State:

$712,817

Townhouses or other attached units: $777,698
Here:

$777,698
State:

$705,983

In 2-unit structures: $499,076
Here:

$499,076
State:

$759,122

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $411,014
Here:

$411,014
State:

$487,736

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $361,505
Here:

$361,505
State:

$448,257

Mobile homes: $786,211
Here:

$786,211
State:

$594,543

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,156,708
Here:

$4,156,708
State:

$431,776

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,719
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $296

Institutionalized population: 1,563
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Health of residents in Hawaii County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
80.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
76.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
68.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 186 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 152 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 649 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 1998: 759 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 1999: 1004 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2000: 1356 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2001: 1249 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2002: 1303 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2003: 1941 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2004: 2169 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2005: 2700 buildings, average cost: $234,400
  • 2006: 2306 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2007: 1785 buildings, average cost: $314,200
  • 2008: 1000 buildings, average cost: $347,300
  • 2009: 647 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2010: 660 buildings, average cost: $310,300
  • 2011: 582 buildings, average cost: $253,700
  • 2012: 571 buildings, average cost: $293,800
  • 2013: 729 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2014: 806 buildings, average cost: $466,900
  • 2015: 837 buildings, average cost: $442,700
  • 2016: 792 buildings, average cost: $397,800
  • 2017: 801 buildings, average cost: $326,100
  • 2018: 1035 buildings, average cost: $310,400
  • 2019: 948 buildings, average cost: $313,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Hawaii, HI residents
Average permit cost in Hawaii, HI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,384 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $557 (0.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Hawaii, HI in 2018
Distribution of house value in Hawaii, HI in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hawaii, HI in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 16.2%
Hawaii County:

16.2%
Hawaii:

8.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.2% for American Indian residents, 21.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.8% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 42.5 years old
(Males: 42.1 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 57.1 years old, Black residents: 53.0 years old, American Indian residents: 52.5 years old, Asian residents: 52.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.5 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hawaii County is $753 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $845 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1191 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hilo, North Kona, South Kohala, Kailua, Pahoa-Kalapana, South Kona, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Waimea, Kalaoa, Holualoa.

Hawaii County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Hawaii County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.015 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.8%
Hawaii:

10.1%

Unemployment by year in Hawaii, HI
County total employment by year in Hawaii, HI
County average yearly wages by year in Hawaii, HI

Current college students: 7,220
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 25,788 (49.0% naturalized citizens)

Hawaii County:

12.8%
Whole state:

18.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,9682010 or later
  • 4,7122000 to 2009
  • 4,5921990 to 1999
  • 3,5581980 to 1989
  • 2,8571970 to 1979
  • 3,115Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.0%

Hawaii County marital status for males Hawaii County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 69,174
  • One, attached: 1,547
  • Two: 2,395
  • 3 or 4: 1,993
  • 5 to 9: 4,103
  • 10 to 19: 4,145
  • 20 to 49: 2,172
  • 50 or more: 2,648
  • Mobile homes: 357
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Hawaii County with a mortgage: 26,386 (358 second mortgage, 3,610 home equity loan, 84 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,010

Here:

55.3% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hawaii County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other38,70188
Catholic30,61622
Evangelical Protestant16,302120
Mainline Protestant5,88243
Orthodox251
None93,553-
Hawaii County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Hawaii County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Hawaii County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 143
This county:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hawaii County:

7.1%
Hawaii:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Hawaii County:

21.2%
State:

20.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

9.2%

Agriculture in Hawaii County:

Average size of farms: 255 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,375
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2591.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,920
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,981
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.73%
Vegetables: 1,008 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 27,736 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hawaii County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Hawaii state average. It is 2701% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1975 at 14:47:40, a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Hawaii County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 5/4/2018 at 22:32:54, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 MW, Depth: 3.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 17.0 miles away from the county center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MD, Depth: 23.7 mi) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from Hawaii County center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Hawaii Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4510, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Hawaii Hurricane Lane, Incident Period: August 22, 2018 - August 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4395, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Hawaii Kilauea Volcanic Eruption And Earthquakes, Incident Period: May 3, 2018 - August 17, 2018, FEMA Id: 4366, Natural disaster type: Earthquake, Volcanic Eruption
  • Hawaii PuÊ»u ʻŌʻō Volcanic Eruption and Lava Flow, Incident Period: September 04, 2014 to March 26, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4201: November 03, 2014, FEMA Id: 4201, Natural disaster type: Lava Flow, Volcanic Eruption
  • Hawaii Tropical Storm Iselle, Incident Period: August 07, 2014 to August 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4194: September 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4194, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Hawaii Tsunami Waves, Incident Period: March 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1967: April 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 1967, Natural disaster type: Tsunami Wave
  • Hawaii Severe Storms, High Surf, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 04, 2007 to December 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1743: February 06, 2008, FEMA Id: 1743, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood, High Surf
  • Hawaii Puako Fire, Incident Period: October 28, 2007 to November 07, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: October 28, 2007, FEMA Id: 2740, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Hawaii Kohala Mountain Road Fire, Incident Period: August 16, 2007 to August 22, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 17, 2007, FEMA Id: 2722, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Hawaii Earthquake, Incident Period: October 15, 2006 to January 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1664: October 17, 2006, FEMA Id: 1664, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hawaii County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquakes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Volcanic Eruptions: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Lava Flows: 2, High Surf: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Hawaii

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62,679 (71.2%)
  • Carpooled: 15,512 (17.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,054 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,243 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 121 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,650 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 5,776 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (44%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (15%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hawaii County


  • European (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Portuguese (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hawaii County, Hawaii in 2000:

  • 939 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 625 people in nursing homes
  • 562 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 211 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 161 people in other group homes
  • 88 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 72 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 55 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Hawaii County, Hawaii in 2010:

  • 824 people in college/university student housing
  • 776 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 553 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 478 people in state prisons
  • 267 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 247 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 232 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 162 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,770.

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Hawaii average:

5.19%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.04%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

1.32% relocated from other counties in Hawaii ($11,508 average AGI)
4.11% relocated from other states ($50,712 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

4.11%
Hawaii average:

4.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  1.04% ($46,987 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.22% ($50,463)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($101,395)
from San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($47,744)
from Clark County, NV  0.11% ($71,077)
from Orange County, CA  0.09% ($66,250)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($47,627)


4.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Hawaii average:

5.62%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

1.11% relocated to other counties in Hawaii ($10,060 average AGI)
3.52% relocated to other states ($32,875 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

3.52%
Hawaii average:

4.78%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.80% ($43,065 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.23% ($42,669)
to Clark County, NV  0.20% ($30,847)
to King County, WA  0.12% ($42,952)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.11% ($58,775)
to San Diego County, CA  0.11% ($53,203)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($59,959)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Hawaii County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Hawaii County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hawaii County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hawaii County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 25,858 (21,610 aged, 4,248 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,633 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,766
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 291
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,691

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 750
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 31.7. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 51.6
  • Firearm - 39.0
  • Poisoning - 19.9
  • Other - 6.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 200,983
  • In family households: 165,753 (21,332 male householders, 25,380 female householders)
    33,386 spouses, 57,349 children (53,220 natural, 1,382 adopted, 2,747 stepchildren), 7,560 grandchildren, 2,540 brothers or sisters, 4,309 parents, 5,579 other relatives, 8,318 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32,406 (12,387 male householders (9,959 living alone)), 12,466 female householders (10,021 living alone)), 7,553 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,824

Size of family households: 22,646 2-persons, 10,141 3-persons, 6,749 4-persons, 3,761 5-persons, 1,238 6-persons, 2,177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,980 1-person, 3,988 2-persons, 518 3-persons, 367 4-persons.

23,568 married couples with children.
13,854 single-parent households (2,995 men, 10,859 women).

76.9% of residents of Hawaii speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
16.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $896,323,000 ($5,500 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $74,378,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $383,982,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $155,661,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,257,000
Federal grants: $223,319,000
Federal procurement contracts: $69,207,000 ($36,234,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $60,898,000 ($10,735,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,140,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $52,837,000
Federal Government insurance: $527,421,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,672
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,726
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,579
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +11,295
Here +68 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hawaii County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.66 millions of gallons per day (93% from ground, 7% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Year house built in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • 1,4312014 or later
  • 2,7002010 to 2013
  • 19,0382000 to 2009
  • 15,6811990 to 1999
  • 19,4801980 to 1989
  • 14,7711970 to 1979
  • 5,3451960 to 1969
  • 4,3301950 to 1959
  • 2,7781940 to 1949
  • 2,9941939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • 1,6231 room
  • 7892 rooms
  • 3,2683 rooms
  • 10,0484 rooms
  • 13,0405 rooms
  • 8,9656 rooms
  • 4,1337 rooms
  • 2,9418 rooms
  • 2,5899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • 2,4341 room
  • 1,6702 rooms
  • 3,8313 rooms
  • 6,2554 rooms
  • 5,5225 rooms
  • 2,3886 rooms
  • 6697 rooms
  • 6728 rooms
  • 7289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • 1,647no bedroom
  • 1,6191 bedroom
  • 9,5482 bedrooms
  • 25,6053 bedrooms
  • 6,3834 bedrooms
  • 2,5945+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • 2,581no bedroom
  • 3,4671 bedroom
  • 7,2202 bedrooms
  • 9,0413 bedrooms
  • 1,3514 bedrooms
  • 5095+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hawaii County, Hawaii in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hawaii County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hawaii County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,782no vehicle
  • 12,6311 vehicle
  • 20,4212 vehicles
  • 7,6883 vehicles
  • 3,3094 vehicles
  • 1,5655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hawaii County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hawaii County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,335no vehicle
  • 9,7431 vehicle
  • 8,0612 vehicles
  • 2,4073 vehicles
  • 3674 vehicles
  • 2565+ vehicles

86.9% of Hawaii County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Hawaii.

Hawaii County:

86.9%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 107,119
  • Other state: 63,148
  • Northeast: 8,922
  • Midwest: 9,238
  • South: 10,867
  • West: 34,121
Year householders moved into unit in Hawaii County, HI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hawaii County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.4%No fuel used
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Solar energy
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.2%No fuel used
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,503
Here:

7.2%
Hawaii:

14.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,403
Here:

15.4%
Hawaii:

16.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,085
Here:

16.7%
Hawaii:

21.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hawaii County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,178,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,434,000
    Sewerage: $7,386,000
    Other: $4,444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,346,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $664,000
    Parking Facilities: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,078,000
    Water Utilities: $12,912,000
    Sewerage: $9,858,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,479,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,088,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,629,000
    Police Protection: $1,396,000
    Housing and Community Development: $866,000
    General Public Buildings: $449,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $163,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $116,680,000
    Police Protection: $64,338,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,592,000
    Water Utilities: $38,862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,659,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,124,000
    Regular Highways: $17,916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,192,000
    General Public Buildings: $12,501,000
    Financial Administration: $11,368,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,474,000
    Sewerage: $7,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,981,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $438,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,873,000
    Highways: $7,710,000
    Public Welfare: $6,322,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,093,000
    General Local Government Support: $403,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
    Other: $222,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,592,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $582,721,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,679,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,941,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,898,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,537,000
    Special Assessments: $3,116,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,941,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,184,000
    Rents: $667,000
    Royalties: $596,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Sale of Property: $110,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,044,000
    Regular Highways: $644,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Sewerage: $301,000
    Police Protection: $293,000
    Local Fire Protection: $233,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    General Public Building: $158,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,832,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,499,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,117,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,440,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,008,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,081,000
    Highways: $2,015,000
    Other: $60,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $301,699,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,943,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $13,697,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,330,000
    Other License: $11,735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $174,174,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,027,000

Hawaii County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,178,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,434,000
    Sewerage: $7,386,000
    Other: $4,444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,346,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $664,000
    Parking Facilities: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,078,000
    Water Utilities: $12,912,000
    Sewerage: $9,858,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,479,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,088,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,629,000
    Police Protection: $1,396,000
    Housing and Community Development: $866,000
    General Public Buildings: $449,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $163,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $116,680,000
    Police Protection: $64,338,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,592,000
    Water Utilities: $38,862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,659,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,124,000
    Regular Highways: $17,916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,192,000
    General Public Buildings: $12,501,000
    Financial Administration: $11,368,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,474,000
    Sewerage: $7,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,981,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $438,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,873,000
    Highways: $7,710,000
    Public Welfare: $6,322,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,093,000
    General Local Government Support: $403,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
    Other: $222,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,592,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $582,721,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,679,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,941,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,898,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,537,000
    Special Assessments: $3,116,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,941,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,184,000
    Rents: $667,000
    Royalties: $596,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Sale of Property: $110,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,044,000
    Regular Highways: $644,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Sewerage: $301,000
    Police Protection: $293,000
    Local Fire Protection: $233,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    General Public Building: $158,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,832,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,499,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,117,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,440,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,008,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,081,000
    Highways: $2,015,000
    Other: $60,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $301,699,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,943,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $13,697,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,330,000
    Other License: $11,735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $174,174,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,027,000

Hawaii County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,178,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,434,000
    Sewerage: $7,386,000
    Other: $4,444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,346,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $664,000
    Parking Facilities: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,078,000
    Water Utilities: $12,912,000
    Sewerage: $9,858,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,479,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,088,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,629,000
    Police Protection: $1,396,000
    Housing and Community Development: $866,000
    General Public Buildings: $449,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $163,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $116,680,000
    Police Protection: $64,338,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,592,000
    Water Utilities: $38,862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,659,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,124,000
    Regular Highways: $17,916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,192,000
    General Public Buildings: $12,501,000
    Financial Administration: $11,368,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,474,000
    Sewerage: $7,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,981,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $438,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,873,000
    Highways: $7,710,000
    Public Welfare: $6,322,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,093,000
    General Local Government Support: $403,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
    Other: $222,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,592,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $582,721,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,679,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,941,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,898,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,537,000
    Special Assessments: $3,116,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,941,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,184,000
    Rents: $667,000
    Royalties: $596,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Sale of Property: $110,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,044,000
    Regular Highways: $644,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Sewerage: $301,000
    Police Protection: $293,000
    Local Fire Protection: $233,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    General Public Building: $158,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,832,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,499,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,117,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,440,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,008,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,081,000
    Highways: $2,015,000
    Other: $60,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $301,699,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,943,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $13,697,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,330,000
    Other License: $11,735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $174,174,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,027,000

Hawaii County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,178,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,434,000
    Sewerage: $7,386,000
    Other: $4,444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,346,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $664,000
    Parking Facilities: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,078,000
    Water Utilities: $12,912,000
    Sewerage: $9,858,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,479,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,088,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,629,000
    Police Protection: $1,396,000
    Housing and Community Development: $866,000
    General Public Buildings: $449,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $163,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $116,680,000
    Police Protection: $64,338,000
    Local Fire Protection: $47,592,000
    Water Utilities: $38,862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,659,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,124,000
    Regular Highways: $17,916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,192,000
    General Public Buildings: $12,501,000
    Financial Administration: $11,368,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,474,000
    Sewerage: $7,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,981,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,095,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $438,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,873,000
    Highways: $7,710,000
    Public Welfare: $6,322,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,093,000
    General Local Government Support: $403,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
    Other: $222,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,592,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $582,721,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,679,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,941,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,898,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,537,000
    Special Assessments: $3,116,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,941,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,184,000
    Rents: $667,000
    Royalties: $596,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Sale of Property: $110,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,044,000
    Regular Highways: $644,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $558,000
    Sewerage: $301,000
    Police Protection: $293,000
    Local Fire Protection: $233,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    General Public Building: $158,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,832,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,499,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,117,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,440,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,008,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,081,000
    Highways: $2,015,000
    Other: $60,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $301,699,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,943,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $13,697,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,330,000
    Other License: $11,735,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $174,174,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,027,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,975
  • Number of aged recipients: 487
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,488
  • Number of recipients under 18: 377
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,844
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 754
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,184
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,036
Most common first names in Hawaii County, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John69272.7 years
William53273.3 years
Mary51779.7 years
Robert44370.5 years
James42770.5 years
George42073.4 years
Joseph39773.3 years
Charles30272.7 years
Richard29270.4 years
David25468.9 years
Most common last names in Hawaii County, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12573.2 years
Souza11474.5 years
Yamamoto11378.9 years
Lee11374.0 years
Medeiros11273.3 years
Tanaka10380.3 years
Carvalho10272.7 years
Nakamura10080.6 years
Silva9375.2 years
Wong7575.4 years
Businesses in Hawaii County, HI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T3Lowe's1
Ace Hardware8Macy's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Arby's2Mazda1
Ascend Collection2McDonald's8
Ashley Furniture3New Balance1
BMW1Nike8
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan2
Blockbuster1OfficeMax2
Burger King5Outback1
CVS8Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Pac Sun1
Costco1Panda Express2
Curves4Payless2
Dairy Queen4SAS Shoes1
Dennys1Sears3
Domino's Pizza1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx18Starbucks7
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Target1
Ford2The Room Place1
GNC2True Value5
Goodwill2U-Haul3
Hilton4UPS14
Home Depot2Vans1
Honda2Verizon Wireless4
Hot Topic1Volkswagen1
Jack In The Box1Vons2
Jamba Juice2Walmart2
Jones New York2Wendy's1
Journeys1YMCA4
Kmart1

Hawaii County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"