Honolulu County, HI

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2020 Population
979,682
0.522% 1-year decline
US Senator
Brian Schatz
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mazie Hirono
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.2
0.792% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.42%
1.55% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$87,722
2.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$702,300
3.55% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
464,037
1.43% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Honolulu County, HI had a population of 980k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $87,722. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Honolulu County, HI declined from 984,821 to 979,682, a −0.522% decrease and its median household income grew from $85,857 to $87,722, a 2.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Honolulu County, HI are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (41.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (18.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (9.28%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.85%).

None of the households in Honolulu County, 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.

92.4% of the residents in Honolulu County, HI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Honolulu County, HI are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,519 degrees awarded in 2020), Kapiolani Community College (1,100 degrees), and Leeward Community College (1,087 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Honolulu County, HI was $702,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.5%.

Most people in Honolulu County, HI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Honolulu County, HI was 2 cars per household.

Honolulu County, HI borders .

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Honolulu County, HI is home to a population of 980k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 19.5% of Honolulu County, HI residents were born outside of the country (191k people).

In 2020, there were 2.26 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (408k people) in Honolulu County, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.4%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.4% of Honolulu County, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Honolulu County, HI was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Honolulu County, HI
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    408k ± 3.16k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    181k ± 3.51k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    176k ± 254
10%
Hispanic Population
98.4k people

In 2020, there were 2.26 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (408k people) in Honolulu County, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 176k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Honolulu County, HI are hispanic (98.4k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    115,609 ± 8,001 people
  2. Japan
    23,716 ± 3,749 people
  3. China
    19,345 ± 3,391 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 115,609 Hawaii residents, followed by Japan with 23,716 and China with 19,345.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
191k people
19.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
194k people

As of 2020, 19.5% of Honolulu County, HI residents (191k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Honolulu County, HI was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    25,840 ± 1,231
  2. Vietnam
    19,642 ± 777
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,774 ± 641

Honolulu County, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Honolulu County, HI employs 464k people. The largest industries in Honolulu County, HI are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,069 people), Accommodation & Food Services (55,298 people), and Retail Trade (52,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,757), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,029), and Public Administration ($63,584).

Males in Hawaii have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,372. The income inequality in Hawaii (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

464k
2020 Value
± 4,815
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 1.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Honolulu County, HI declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 471k employees to 464k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Honolulu County, HI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,763 people), Sales & Related Occupations (50,239 people), and Management Occupations (44,496 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Honolulu County, HI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

464k
2020 Value
± 4,815
−1.43%
1 Year decline
± 1.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Honolulu County, HI declined at a rate of −1.43%, from 471k employees to 464k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Honolulu County, HI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,069 people), Accommodation & Food Services (55,298 people), and Retail Trade (52,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Honolulu County, HI, though some of these residents may live in Honolulu County, 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

$50,208
Median earning men ± $498
$37,541
Median earning women ± $580

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,505), Information ($60,893), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,472).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,456), Construction ($49,390), and Information ($49,288).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Hawaii. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $10M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $4.35M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.27M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.5B
  2. $2.19B
  3. $2.12B

In 2020, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($2.19B) and Other foodstuffs ($2.12B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Hawaii products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$32.4B
2020 Value in Hawaii
$52.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Hawaii
62.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $32.4B. This is expected to increase 62.8% to $52.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Hawaii trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $674M
  2. $274M
  3. $262M

In 2020, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $674M, followed by Texas with $274M and Florida and $262M.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Hawaii shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Honolulu County, HI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.7%), followed by Other (0.929%).

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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In 2020, universities in Honolulu County, HI awarded 11,328 degrees. The student population of Honolulu County, HI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 19,196 male students and 30,760 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Honolulu County, HI are Asian (3,818 and 36.7%), followed by Two or More Races (2,514 and 24.2%), White (1,869 and 18%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,132 and 10.9%).

The largest universities in Honolulu County, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,519 and 39.9%), Kapiolani Community College (1,100 and 9.71%), and Leeward Community College (1,087 and 9.6%).

The most popular majors in Honolulu County, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,339 and 11.8%), General Business Administration & Management (786 and 6.94%), and Registered Nursing (399 and 3.52%).

The median tuition costs in Honolulu County, HI are $19,100 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
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In 2020 in Honolulu County, HI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 49,956 (38.4% men and 61.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 49,956 students enrolled in Honolulu County, HI, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 15,263 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 590 degree-majors awarded
  2. 306 degree-majors awarded
  3. 303 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Honolulu County, HI was General Business Administration & Management with 590 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,519 degrees awarded
  2. 1,100 degrees awarded
  3. 1,087 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 4,519 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,655 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Honolulu County, HI, which is 0.698 times less than the 6,673 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 3,818 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2,514 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 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($650) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,754) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.691% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.814% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (324k), Some college (249k), and Bachelors Degree (229k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Honolulu County, HI was $702,300 in 2020, which is 3.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $678,200 to $702,300, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Honolulu County, HI is 57.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Honolulu County, HI have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Honolulu County, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Honolulu County, HI is $87,722. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Honolulu County, HI was Census Tract 1.14 with a value of $230,385, followed by Census Tract 89.31 and Census Tract 4.02, with respective values of $173,359 and $160,250.

In 2021, 27.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Honolulu County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.973%.

Property

$702,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,302
$182,360
Median Property Taxes
±$2,948

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 Honolulu County, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Honolulu County, HI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.5%
Homeownership
2020
73.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.5% of the housing units in Honolulu County, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1.14
  2. Census Tract 89.31
  3. Census Tract 4.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Honolulu County, HI was Census Tract 1.14 with a value of $230,385, followed by Census Tract 89.31 and Census Tract 4.02, with respective values of $173,359 and $160,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Honolulu County, 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.
$87,722
Median Household Income
± $1,252
317k
Number of Households
± 3,851

In 2020, the median household income of the 317k households in Honolulu County, HI grew to $87,722 from the previous year's value of $85,857.

The following chart displays the households in Honolulu County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Honolulu County, HI is from Hawaii.
0.428
2020 Wage GINI in Hawaii
0.426
2019 Wage GINI in Hawaii

In 2020, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.355% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (65.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (7.12%)

In 2020, 65.2% of workers in Honolulu County, HI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.12%).

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

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Honolulu County, HI have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Honolulu County, 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 Honolulu County, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Honolulu County, HI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 27.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Honolulu County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.973%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Honolulu County, HI (79.8k out of 947k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.2% of the children was living in poverty in Honolulu County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 238 in Honolulu County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 26.3 per 100,000 population.

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96.6% of the population of Honolulu County, HI has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 6.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Hawaii was $7,299 in 2014. This is a 4.95% increase from the previous year ($6,955).

Primary care physicians in Honolulu County, HI see 1078 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.53% decrease from the previous year (1106 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 989 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 374 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Hawaii, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,078 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Honolulu County, HI

Primary care physicians in Honolulu County, HI see an average of 1,078 patients per year. This represents a 2.53% decrease from the previous year (1,106 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Honolulu County, HI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Hawaii across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.36%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
6.08%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Honolulu County, HI grew by 0.651% from 3.34% to 3.36%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50 in Honolulu County, HI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 24.4% in Honolulu County, HI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.21% in Honolulu County, HI.

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