Hawaii County Population Estimates


Hawaii County, Hawaii

Population estimates, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 200,381


Population estimates, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 200,381
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2017) 185,076
Population, percent change – April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2017, (V2017) 8.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 185,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent 6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent 21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent 20.1%
Female persons, percent 50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent(a) 34.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a) 0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a) 0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a) 21.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a) 13.1%
Two or More Races, percent 30.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b) 12.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent 30.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2012-2016 15,079
Foreign born persons, percent, 2012-2016 11.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 88,096
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2012-2016 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2012-2016 $306,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2012-2016 $1,599
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2012-2016 $324
Median gross rent, 2012-2016 $1,095
Building permits, 2017 894
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2012-2016 66,094
Persons per household, 2012-2016 2.88
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2012-2016 87.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2012-2016 18.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 91.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 27.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2012-2016 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent 5.0%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 58.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 55.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,124,494
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 781,182
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 283,326
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,390,830
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,637
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2012-2016 25.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $53,936
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $25,827
Persons in poverty, percent 15.4%


Total employer establishments, 2016 4,032
Total employment, 2016 54,561
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,027,850
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2016 17,590
All firms, 2012 18,200
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,502
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,260
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,039
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,084
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,836
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,418


Population per square mile, 2010 45.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 4,028.42
FIPS Code 15001

Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info  icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2017) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2017). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes

  • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
  • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
  • (c)Economic Census – Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data

Value Flags

  • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
  • FFewer than 25 firms
  • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
  • NANot available
  • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
  • XNot applicable
  • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
  • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

Data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce