Information About Hawaii

The total estimated population is 1,211,537. Density is very low at 189 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 952,194; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 503,868; Black: 294,102; American Indian: 22,003; Two or More Races: 15,147; Asian: 3,535; Other Race: 113,539; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,211,537 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 212,229 foreign born residents, of which 60.1% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Philippines: 102,063; Japan: 20,590; Korea: 17,202; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 12,662; Vietnam: 8,775; Polynesia: 5,974; Micronesia: 5,846; U.S. Born: This State: 689,056; West: 108,618; South: 60,914; Midwest: 59,874; Northeast: 50,485;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Hawaii Most Common US Birthplaces in Hawaii

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 36 years.

Age Distribution

There are 70,991 married couples with children and 51,079 single-parent households (1,156 men, 49,923 women).

The median household income is $49,820 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Hawaii: $49,820;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Hawaii: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 345,988; Government: 112,999; Self-employed: 37,497; Unpaid family work: 5,445; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 173,437; Sales and office: 151,025; Service: 112,660; Professional and related: 104,131; Office and administrative support: 84,934; Management, business, and financial operations: 69,306;

Work Types in Hawaii Common Occupations in Hawaii

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 359,916; Car or truck (carpooled): 107,191; Public transportation: 35,368; Walked: 27,134; Worked at home: 20,196; Bicycle: 4,888; Motorcycle: 3,254;

Transportation to work methods in Hawaii

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Hawaii.

There are 460,542 housing units, of which 277,886 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 227,888; Renter: 175,352; Vacant: 57,302; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 160,079; Not Mortgaged: 67,809;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Hawaii

The median single family home value is $272,700.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Hawaii: $1,636;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Hawaii: $721;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 21,719; 1940 to 1949: 23,354; 1950 to 1959: 49,809; 1960 to 1969: 85,075; 1970 to 1979: 120,513; 1980 to 1989: 76,517; 1990 to 1994: 47,892; 1995 to 1998: 28,238; 1999 to March 2000: 7,425;

1.2% of homes lack plumbing and 2.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 192,689; No Fuel: 178,644; Utility Gas: 12,874; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 10,311;