Urban Honolulu, HI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.01M
0.499% 1-year decline
US Senator
Brian Schatz
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mazie Hirono
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.85%
2.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$99,816
7.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$832,200
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
468,113
1.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Urban Honolulu, HI had a population of 1.01M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $99,816. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Urban Honolulu, HI declined from 1.02M to 1.01M, a −0.499% decrease and its median household income grew from $92,600 to $99,816, a 7.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Urban Honolulu, HI are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (18.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (9.39%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.42%).

None of the households in Urban Honolulu, HI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.7% of the residents in Urban Honolulu, HI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,692 degrees awarded in 2022), Leeward Community College (1,193 degrees), and Kapiolani Community College (943 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI was $832,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in Urban Honolulu, HI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Urban Honolulu, HI is home to a population of 1.01M people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 19% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were born outside of the country (192k people).

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (420k people) in Urban Honolulu, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.7%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.7% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Urban Honolulu, HI
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    420k ± 3.45k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    188k ± 4.02k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    176k ± 728
10.2%
Hispanic Population
103k people

In 2022, there were 2.23 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (420k people) in Urban Honolulu, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.2% of the people in Urban Honolulu, HI are hispanic (103k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Urban Honolulu, HI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Hawaii.
Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    116,410 ± 8,033 people
  2. Japan
    22,739 ± 3,673 people
  3. China
    21,015 ± 3,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 116,410 Hawaii residents, followed by Japan with 22,739 and China with 21,015.

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Foreign-Born Population

19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
192k people
19.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
198k people

As of 2022, 19% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents (192k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    26,118 ± 1,153
  2. Vietnam
    18,274 ± 901
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,383 ± 665

Urban Honolulu, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Urban Honolulu, HI employs 468k people. The largest industries in Urban Honolulu, HI are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,429 people), Accommodation & Food Services (54,275 people), and Retail Trade (49,859 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,706), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,902), and Public Administration ($73,935).

Males in Hawaii have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,644. The income inequality in Hawaii (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

468k
2022 Value
± 5,031
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 1.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 473k employees to 468k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,072 people), Sales & Related Occupations (47,359 people), and Management Occupations (46,950 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Urban Honolulu, HI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

468k
2022 Value
± 5,031
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 1.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 473k employees to 468k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,429 people), Accommodation & Food Services (54,275 people), and Retail Trade (49,859 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Urban Honolulu, HI, though some of these residents may live in Urban Honolulu, HI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,174
Median earning men ± $746
$42,848
Median earning women ± $606

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,811), Manufacturing ($69,989), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,457).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($66,120), Public Administration ($62,803), and Construction ($56,513).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.99%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 634k people employed in Hawaii. This represents a 3.99% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 22.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Hawaii.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 10,622
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,875
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 4,698
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hawaii went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.955%).

Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono are the senators currently representing the state of Hawaii. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Hawaii is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Hawaii

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Brian Schatz
Senator from Hawaii3
Assumed office on December 26, 2012
Appointed to the seat following the death of Daniel Inouye.
Mazie Hirono
Senator from Hawaii1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono are the senators currently representing Hawaii.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Hawaii over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Hawaii

Hawaii is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Hawaii have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Urban Honolulu, HI awarded 11,040 degrees. The student population of Urban Honolulu, HI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,837 male students and 31,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are Asian (3,574 and 35%), followed by Two or More Races (2,618 and 25.7%), White (1,775 and 17.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,277 and 12.5%).

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,692 and 42.5%), Leeward Community College (1,193 and 10.8%), and Kapiolani Community College (943 and 8.54%).

The most popular majors in Urban Honolulu, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,298 and 11.8%), General Business Administration & Management (757 and 6.86%), and Registered Nursing (380 and 3.44%).

The median tuition costs in Urban Honolulu, HI are $20,155 for private four year colleges, and $9,324 and $26,820 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Urban Honolulu, HI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 50,177 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 50,177 students enrolled in Urban Honolulu, HI, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 14,614 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 608 degrees awarded
  2. 333 degrees awarded
  3. 306 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Urban Honolulu, HI was General Business Administration & Management with 608 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Urban Honolulu, HI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,692 degrees awarded
  2. 1,193 degrees awarded
  3. 943 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 4,692 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Urban Honolulu, HI, which is 0.604 times less than the 6,881 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 3,574 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2,618 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($25,387) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($810) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.828% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.916% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (325k), Some college (249k), and Bachelors Degree (237k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI was $832,200 in 2022, which is 2.95 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $726,800 to $832,200, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Urban Honolulu, HI is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Urban Honolulu, HI have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Urban Honolulu, HI is $99,816. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Urban Honolulu, HI was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $99,816, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $95,379 and $88,869.

Property

$832,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,845
$196,384
Median Property Taxes
±$3,001

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Urban Honolulu, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2022
74.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.9% of the housing units in Urban Honolulu, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Urban Honolulu, HI was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $99,816, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $95,379 and $88,869.

The following map shows all of the counties in Urban Honolulu, HI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$99,816
Median Household Income
± $1,259
334k
Number of Households
± 4,084

In 2022, the median household income of the 334k households in Urban Honolulu, HI grew to $99,816 from the previous year's value of $92,600.

The following chart displays the households in Urban Honolulu, HI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Urban Honolulu, HI is from Hawaii.
0.434
2022 Wage GINI in Hawaii
0.431
2021 Wage GINI in Hawaii

In 2022, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.662% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hawaii in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.46%)

In 2022, 64.8% of workers in Urban Honolulu, HI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (7.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Urban Honolulu, HI have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Urban Honolulu, HI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Urban Honolulu, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Urban Honolulu, HI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Urban Honolulu, HI (86.6k out of 979k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Urban Honolulu, HI is Asian, followed by Two Or More and Pacific Islander.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Urban Honolulu, HI has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 5.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see 1110 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (1127 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1117 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,110 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hawaii

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,110 patients per year. This represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (1,127 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.5%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
5.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI declined by 0.477% from 3.51% to 3.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Urban Honolulu, HI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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