According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Hawaii had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $29,034 which ranked 23rd in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 95% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.4% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Hawaii had a total personal income (TPI) of $35,625,115,000 which ranked 40th in the United States and accounted for 0.4% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 3.6% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Hawaii increased from $24,837,274,000 in 2000 to $25,698,409,000 in 2001, an increase of 3.5%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 29.9% of earnings; state and local government, 11.9%; and retail trade, 11.3%. Of the industries that accounted for at least 5% of earnings in 2001, the slowest growing from 2000 to 2001 was federal civilian government (7.7% of earnings in 2001), which increased 0.9%; the fastest was military (10.0% of earnings in 2001), which increased 7.0%.
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $48,026 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $66,014 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 10.4% which placed it 27th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.