Kauai County, HI

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2020 Population
71,949
0.251% 1-year growth
US Senator
Brian Schatz
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mazie Hirono
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.3
0.704% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.89%
2.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$82,818
0.881% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$606,900
6.34% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
36,395
0.178% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Kauai County, HI had a population of 71.9k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $82,818. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kauai County, HI grew from 71,769 to 71,949, a 0.251% increase and its median household income declined from $83,554 to $82,818, a −0.881% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kauai County, HI are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (31%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (19.4%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (8.11%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.5%).

None of the households in Kauai 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.

92.9% of the residents in Kauai County, HI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kauai County, HI are Kauai Community College (290 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Kauai County, HI was $606,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Kauai County, HI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kauai County, HI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kauai County, HI is home to a population of 71.9k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.9% of Kauai County, HI residents were born outside of the country (11.4k people).

In 2020, there were 1.06 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Kauai County, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.9%
2020 Citizenship
92.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.9% of Kauai County, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kauai County, HI was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kauai County, HI
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 859
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 58
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 1.03k
11.4%
Hispanic Population
8.18k people

In 2020, there were 1.06 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Kauai County, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Kauai County, HI are hispanic (8.18k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kauai 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

15.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people
16.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12k people

As of 2020, 15.9% of Kauai County, HI residents (11.4k 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 Kauai County, HI was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,489 ± 220
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    572 ± 166
  3. Korea
    439 ± 173

Kauai County, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kauai County, HI employs 36.4k people. The largest industries in Kauai County, HI are Accommodation & Food Services (7,141 people), Retail Trade (3,758 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,017), Public Administration ($62,378), and Utilities ($50,911).

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

36.4k
2020 Value
± 1,382
−0.178%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kauai County, HI declined at a rate of −0.178%, from 36.5k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kauai County, HI, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,059 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,854 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,798 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kauai County, HI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.4k
2020 Value
± 1,382
−0.178%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kauai County, HI declined at a rate of −0.178%, from 36.5k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kauai County, HI, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,141 people), Retail Trade (3,758 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kauai County, HI, though some of these residents may live in Kauai 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

$45,674
Median earning men ± $2,207
$32,623
Median earning women ± $1,407

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($70,833), Public Administration ($67,167), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,695), Wholesale Trade ($41,645), and Public Administration ($40,068).

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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. 726
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 465
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 458
    Retail Trade

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. $532k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. $407k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $196k
    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 Kauai County, HI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.6%), followed by Other (1.16%).

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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Kauai County, HI awarded 290 degrees. The student population of Kauai County, HI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 500 male students and 961 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kauai County, HI are Asian (111 and 39.2%), followed by Two or More Races (91 and 32.2%), White (43 and 15.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (31 and 11%).

The largest universities in Kauai County, HI by number of degrees awarded are Kauai Community College (290 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kauai County, HI are Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (50 and 17.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 and 15.9%), and High Performance & Custom Engine Technician (44 and 15.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,461 students enrolled in Kauai County, HI, 34.2% men and 65.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Two or More Races with 516 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majors awarded
  2. 11 degree-majors awarded
  3. 9 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kauai County, HI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 46 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
290 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kauai Community College with 290 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 97 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kauai County, HI, which is 0.503 times less than the 193 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 111 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,144) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($108) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,058) 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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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 Kauai County, HI was $606,900 in 2020, which is 2.64 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $570,700 to $606,900, a 6.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Kauai County, HI is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kauai County, HI have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kauai County, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kauai County, HI is $82,818. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kauai County, HI was Census Tract 402.04 with a value of $92,216, followed by Census Tract 402.05 and Census Tract 401.04, with respective values of $86,111 and $86,016.

In 2021, 23.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kauai County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.66%.

Property

$606,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$13,993
$15,178
Median Property Taxes
±$795

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 Kauai County, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2020
74.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.1% of the housing units in Kauai County, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Kauai County, HI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402.04
  2. Census Tract 402.05
  3. Census Tract 401.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kauai County, HI was Census Tract 402.04 with a value of $92,216, followed by Census Tract 402.05 and Census Tract 401.04, with respective values of $86,111 and $86,016.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kauai 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.
$82,818
Median Household Income
± $4,855
23.3k
Number of Households
± 1,037

In 2020, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Kauai County, HI declined from $82,818 from the previous year's value of $83,554.

The following chart displays the households in Kauai 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 Kauai 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Hawaii across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.22%)

In 2020, 77.3% of workers in Kauai County, HI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (8.22%).

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

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kauai County, HI have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.254% of the workforce in Kauai 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 Kauai County, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kauai County, HI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 23.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kauai County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.66%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kauai County, HI (5.62k out of 71.2k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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, 11.7% of the children was living in poverty in Kauai County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 235 in Kauai County, HI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 113 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.1% of the population of Kauai County, HI has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.775% 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 Kauai County, HI see 1387 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.072% decrease from the previous year (1388 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1475 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 479 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% 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

1,387 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kauai County, HI

Primary care physicians in Kauai County, HI see an average of 1,387 patients per year. This represents a 0.072% decrease from the previous year (1,388 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kauai 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% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.89%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.775%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kauai County, HI declined by 2.23% from 5% to 4.89%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.5 in Kauai 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 23.6% in Kauai County, HI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.05% in Kauai County, HI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Kauai County, HI.

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