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Honolulu County, Hawaii (HI)

County population in 2014: 991,788 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 876,156 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 126,097
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 48,290
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 156,233
Renter-occupied apartments: 136,660 (it was 130,217 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

42%

Land area: 600 sq. mi.

Water area: 1527.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1654 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Honolulu County: 158.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Educational, health and social services (14.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Honolulu County, Hawaii:

  • Asian alone (43.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (19.1%)
  • Two or more races (18.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (9.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Hawaii median age:  38.0 years
Males: 496,402  (50.1%)
Females: 495,386  (49.9%)
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Honolulu County,HI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Honolulu County:

2.0 people
Hawaii:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $77,273 ($51,914 in 1999)

This county:

$77,273
Hawaii:

$73,486

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,495 (lower quartile is $1,031, upper quartile is $2,241)
This county:

$1495
State:

$1361


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $629,900 (it was $274,600 in 2000)
Honolulu:

$629,900
Hawaii:

$566,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $434,500 - $864,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $791,911
Here:

$791,911
State:

$685,609

Townhouses or other attached units: $647,233
Here:

$647,233
State:

$653,233

In 2-unit structures: $528,295
Here:

$528,295
State:

$554,816

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $380,673
Here:

$380,673
State:

$418,256

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $427,491
Here:

$427,491
State:

$424,757

Mobile homes: $791,854
Here:

$791,854
State:

$556,283

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $405,399
Here:

$405,399
State:

$285,146
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,420
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $556

Institutionalized population: 7,658
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Health of residents in Honolulu 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.
80.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
69.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 182 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 146 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1732 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2001: 1673 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2002: 1964 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2003: 2910 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2004: 1898 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2005: 2079 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2006: 1727 buildings, average cost: $276,800
  • 2007: 1152 buildings, average cost: $282,400
  • 2008: 780 buildings, average cost: $356,400
  • 2009: 862 buildings, average cost: $308,000
  • 2010: 879 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2011: 734 buildings, average cost: $361,100
  • 2012: 994 buildings, average cost: $313,200
  • 2013: 1137 buildings, average cost: $317,500
  • 2014: 875 buildings, average cost: $331,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,720 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,745 (0.3%)

Honolulu County household income distribution in 2009 Honolulu County home values distribution Honolulu County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.2%
Honolulu County:

9.2%
Hawaii:

10.6%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Honolulu, HI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Honolulu County is $997 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1205 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1757 a month.

Cities in this county include: Honolulu, Urban Honolulu, Ewa, Koolaupoko, East Honolulu, Kaneohe, Waipahu, Pearl City, Waimalu, Mililani Town.

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

2012 air pollution in Honolulu County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.335 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 12.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Atascosa County, Texas .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 65,507
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 168,246 (61% naturalized citizens)

Honolulu County:

19.2%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 30,375
  • 1990 to 1994: 26,853
  • 1985 to 1989: 22,149
  • 1980 to 1984: 22,723
  • 1975 to 1979: 19,667
  • 1970 to 1974: 16,575
  • 1970 to 1974: 11,851
  • 1965 to 1969: 18,053
Note: State values scaled to Honolulu County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.9%

Honolulu County marital status for males Honolulu County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 141,851
  • One, attached: 31,134
  • Two: 7,166
  • 3 or 4: 16,520
  • 5 to 9: 23,184
  • 10 to 19: 17,033
  • 20 or more: 78,417
  • Mobile homes: 450
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 233

Housing units in Honolulu County with a mortgage: 81,606 (9,899 second mortgage, 12,639 home equity loan, 770 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31,549

Here:

72.1% with mortgage
State:

70.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Honolulu County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic173,71639
Evangelical Protestant92,310382
Other80,221204
Mainline Protestant28,013115
Orthodox3004
None578,647-
Honolulu 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: 195
Honolulu County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 126
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 141
Honolulu County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 734
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Honolulu County:

8.3%
Hawaii:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Honolulu County:

20.5%
State:

20.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

9.2%

Agriculture in Honolulu County:

Average size of farms: 89 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $225,845
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $10834.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $162,162
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,543
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.04%
Vegetables: 4,020 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,371 acres

Earthquake activity:

Honolulu County-area historical earthquake activity is near Hawaii state average. It is 68% smaller 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 237.7 miles away from Honolulu County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.1 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 220.5 miles away from the county center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1973 at 20:26:28, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from Honolulu County center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 159.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: December 10, 2008 to December 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1814: January 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1814, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Hawaii Waialua Fire, Incident Period: August 14, 2007 to August 21, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 2720, 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
  • Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 20, 2006 to April 02, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1640: May 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1640, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Hawaii Waikele Fire, Incident Period: August 17, 2005 to August 20, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 2577, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Hawaii Nanakuli Brush Fire, Incident Period: August 14, 2005 to August 20, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 2576, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Hawaii Severe Storms and Flash Flooding, Incident Period: October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1575: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 1575, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flash Flood
  • Hawaii Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 05, 1996 to December 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1147: November 26, 1996, FEMA Id: 1147, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Hawaii Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 05, 1996 to December 09, 1996, Emergency Declared EM-3122: November 18, 1996, FEMA Id: 3122, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Honolulu County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (45%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Polynesia (3%)
  • Hong Kong (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Honolulu County (%):

  • German (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Portuguese (2%)
  • United States or American (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Honolulu County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 253,231 (61%)
  • Carpooled: 80,009 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33,207 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 45 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 95 (0%)
  • Railroad: 55 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 266 (0%)
  • Taxi: 582 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2,548 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 3,833 (1%)
  • Walked: 23,022 (6%)
  • Other means: 3,451 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 11,906 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 11,286 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3,667 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,636 people in military ships
  • 2,469 people in state prisons
  • 2,171 people in nursing homes
  • 1,382 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,298 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 1,160 people in other group homes
  • 1,096 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 512 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 508 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 446 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 356 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 336 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 255 people in religious group quarters
  • 213 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 171 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 159 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 151 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 97 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 96 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 94 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 84 people in halfway houses
  • 84 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 72 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 62 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 57 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 56 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 52 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in other types of correctional institutions

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

  • 8,806 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 6,716 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,745 people in military ships
  • 3,425 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,408 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3,049 people in state prisons
  • 2,276 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,223 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,073 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 704 people in federal detention centers
  • 361 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 114 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 103 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 60 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 34 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 34 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 27 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 27 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 18 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,187.

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Hawaii average:

5.49%


0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,417 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.41%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

0.38% relocated from other counties in Hawaii ($2,301 average AGI)
4.97% relocated from other states ($36,136 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

4.97%
Hawaii average:

4.59%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.18% ($36,222)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($46,834)
from Maui County, HI  0.13% ($32,057)
from Clark County, NV  0.12% ($34,987)
from King County, WA  0.10% ($38,886)
from Orange County, CA  0.07% ($40,986)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Hawaii average:

5.34%


0.36% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,811 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.36%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

0.33% relocated to other counties in Hawaii ($2,086 average AGI)
4.96% relocated to other states ($36,156 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

4.96%
Hawaii average:

4.46%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($44,422 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($37,072)
to Clark County, NV  0.16% ($36,625)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.16% ($35,267)
to Maui County, HI  0.11% ($35,327)
to King County, WA  0.10% ($41,151)
to Bexar County, TX  0.08% ($54,841)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Honolulu County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Honolulu County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Honolulu County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Honolulu County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Honolulu County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 135,607 (122,428 aged, 13,179 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,646 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.22
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,412
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 216
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,431

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,425
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 121

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6,873

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 23.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 7.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.1
  • Other - 11.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 41.6
  • Firearm - 17.2
  • Poisoning - 14.5
  • Fall - 14.3
  • Other - 5.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 917,907
  • In family households: 792,793 (152,531 male householders, 65,311 female householders)
    161,172 spouses, 256,609 children (239,679 natural, 7,196 adopted, 9,734 stepchildren), 43,538 grandchildren, 15,417 brothers or sisters, 15,266 parents, 29,841 other relatives, 34,441 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 125,114 (46,835 male householders (33,882 living alone)), 46,370 female householders (37,034 living alone)), 31,909 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 35,300 (7,658 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 74,653 2-persons, 50,346 3-persons, 42,066 4-persons, 22,767 5-persons, 12,182 6-persons, 15,828 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 70,916 1-person, 16,931 2-persons, 3,124 3-persons, 1,235 4-persons, 572 5-persons, 199 6-persons, 228 7-or-more-persons.

132,058 married couples with children.
35,648 single-parent households (8,600 men, 27,048 women).

71.1% of residents of Honolulu County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
25.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $9,732,078,000 ($10,818 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,544,009,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,443,005,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $847,090,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,457,000
Federal grants: $1,570,348,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,847,186,000 ($1,569,374,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,009,992,000 ($2,605,722,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,063,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $357,100,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,843,197,000

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

Births: 70,118
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 34,141
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23,631
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -29,510
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Honolulu County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 164.81 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

3.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,894
  • 2010 to 2013: 9,280
  • 2000 to 2009: 35,754
  • 1990 to 1999: 41,794
  • 1980 to 1989: 41,878
  • 1970 to 1979: 86,047
  • 1960 to 1969: 63,978
  • 1950 to 1959: 37,776
  • 1940 to 1949: 14,015
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,659
Note: State values scaled to Honolulu population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Honolulu County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Honolulu County population
  • 1 room: 3,258
  • 2 rooms: 10,991
  • 3 rooms: 23,126
  • 4 rooms: 19,275
  • 5 rooms: 29,173
  • 6 rooms: 27,526
  • 7 rooms: 19,757
  • 8 rooms: 11,122
  • 9+ rooms: 12,005
  • 1 room: 18,263
  • 2 rooms: 25,773
  • 3 rooms: 25,032
  • 4 rooms: 23,058
  • 5 rooms: 17,966
  • 6 rooms: 11,554
  • 7 rooms: 5,105
  • 8 rooms: 1,931
  • 9+ rooms: 1,535
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Honolulu County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Honolulu County population
  • no bedroom: 5,728
  • 1 bedroom: 16,439
  • 2 bedrooms: 33,533
  • 3 bedrooms: 58,575
  • 4 bedrooms: 28,046
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13,912
  • no bedroom: 20,518
  • 1 bedroom: 34,769
  • 2 bedrooms: 39,331
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,461
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,778
Cars and other vehicles available in Honolulu County, Hawaii in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Honolulu County population
  • no vehicle: 9,517
  • 1 vehicle: 47,106
  • 2 vehicles: 63,331
  • 3 vehicles: 24,196
  • 4 vehicles: 8,295
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,788
  • no vehicle: 27,097
  • 1 vehicle: 60,287
  • 2 vehicles: 34,421
  • 3 vehicles: 6,188
  • 4 vehicles: 1,466
  • 5+ vehicles: 758

59% of Honolulu County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 10% lived in Hawaii.

Honolulu County:

59.1%
State average:

59.2%

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

  • This state: 488,897
  • Northeast: 35,832
  • Midwest: 41,715
  • South: 49,323
  • West: 66,131

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $262,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Honolulu County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.1%)
  • No fuel used (42.3%)
  • Utility gas (3.0%)
  • Solar energy (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (50.6%)
  • No fuel used (42.5%)
  • Utility gas (4.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,510
Here:

17.3%
Hawaii:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,908
Here:

20.6%
Hawaii:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,272
Here:

26.5%
Hawaii:

23.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 16,573
  • Number of aged recipients: 5,521
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 11,052
  • Number of recipients under 18: 962
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,407
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 7,204
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,546
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,944
Honolulu County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Honolulu County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 208 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,039$401,7383,974$356,99519,333$349,6951,371$288,53151$1,537,4312,402$311,9073$237,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED121$418,017257$364,7352,209$370,811127$326,8821$2,875,000282$311,1490$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED332$415,819554$374,7675,114$384,090298$232,7927$720,571927$330,9363$408,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN273$429,103558$398,6273,390$370,635180$311,31711$1,821,636555$325,8471$450,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$459,00032$642,375506$365,70626$381,3850$066$412,7731$12,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 143 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED332$371,337154$363,10417$298,647
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED107$361,63692$395,4247$299,571
APPLICATIONS DENIED69$383,01467$429,4331$214,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN36$370,58334$410,0003$311,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$396,0008$419,2500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Honolulu County, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,48573.1 years
William2,04372.5 years
James1,91472.7 years
Robert1,88271.9 years
George1,88273.8 years
Mary1,87779.3 years
Joseph1,46772.7 years
Richard1,45672.2 years
Charles1,37173.2 years
Henry1,13974.7 years
Most common last names in Honolulu County, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lee1,40377.6 years
Wong1,16678.2 years
Chang76278.3 years
Young73776.6 years
Ching69378.7 years
Chun67679.3 years
Kim67177.3 years
Lum58678.7 years
Nakamura57578.4 years
Higa54478.6 years
Businesses in Honolulu County, HI
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness7Hot Topic3
7-Eleven45Hyatt2
ALDO3IHOP4
AT&T14IZOD1
Abercrombie & Fitch1J.Crew1
Abercrombie Kids1Jack In The Box20
Ace Hardware6Jamba Juice26
Aeropostale3Jones New York12
American Eagle Outfitters2Journeys3
Ann Taylor2Kmart4
Apple Store3LensCrafters4
Arby's7Little Caesars Pizza7
Ascend Collection2Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture3Macy's8
Audi1Marriott5
BMW1Mazda3
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's48
Baskin-Robbins17Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance10
Bebe2Nike59
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan3
Ben & Jerry's1Nordstrom2
Bentleymotors.Com1Office Depot4
Best Western2OfficeMax4
Blockbuster12Outback4
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse4
Brookstone1Pac Sun3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express16
Burger King22Papa John's Pizza7
CVS30Payless11
Cache1Penske1
Carl\s Jr.2Pier 1 Imports3
Charlotte Russe2Pizza Hut7
Chevrolet3Popeyes8
Chuck E. Cheese's2Red Lobster1
Cinnabon 6SAS Shoes7
Circle K3Safeway12
Clarks2Sam's Club2
ColorTyme5Sears12
Costco4Sephora3
Curves12Sheraton2
DHL10Skechers USA2
Dairy Queen7Spencer Gifts2
Dennys6Sprint Nextel8
Domino's Pizza7Starbucks52
Express1Subway53
Famous Footwear2Target2
FedEx59The Cheesecake Factory1
Firestone Complete Auto Care9True Value1
Foot Locker3U-Haul11
Ford3UPS56
Forever 213Vans25
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Verizon Wireless12
GNC16Victoria's Secret1
Goodwill8Volkswagen2
Gymboree4Vons13
Haagen-Dazs3Walgreens5
Haworth1Walmart4
Hilton5Wendy's5
Holiday Inn1Westin1
Hollister Co.2Wet Seal2
Home Depot3Whole Foods Market1
Honda3YMCA11

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