Urban Honolulu, HI

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Population

347,403

0.852% decline

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$71,247

2.97% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

176,168

3.3% decline

Median Property Value

$705,400

1.23% growth

About

In 2018, Urban Honolulu, HI had a population of 347k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $71,247. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Urban Honolulu, HI declined from 350,388 to 347,403, a -0.852% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,193 to $71,247, a 2.97% increase.

The population of Urban Honolulu, HI is 51.2% Asian Alone, 15.7% Two or More Races, and 15.4% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Urban Honolulu, HI speak a non-English language, and 88% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,712 degrees awarded in 2017), Kapiolani Community College (1,356 degrees), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,036 degrees).

The median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI is $705,400, and the homeownership rate is 44.4%. Most people in Urban Honolulu, HI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Urban Honolulu, HI employs 176k people. The largest industries in Urban Honolulu, HI are Accommodation & Food Services (28,230 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,780 people), and Retail Trade (18,998 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,909), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,482), and Public Administration ($60,297).

Median household income in Urban Honolulu, HI is $71,247. Males in Urban Honolulu, HI have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,712. The income inequality in Urban Honolulu, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,247

2018 value

± $1,971

2.97%

1 Year Growth

± 5.7%

Households in Urban Honolulu, HI have a median annual income of $71,247, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,193 in 2017, which represents a 2.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,622

Average Male Salary

± $2,588

$52,712

Average Female Salary

± $2,227

In 2018, full-time male employees in Hawaii made 1.21 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hawaii by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $63,921 ± $3,998

  2. Asian

    $49,846 ± $2,241

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,503 ± $3,029

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hawaii workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Hawaii by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Urban Honolulu, HI is from Hawaii.

0.43

2018 Wage GINI

0.428

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.359% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 30

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Urban Honolulu, HI was Census Tract 6 with a value of $144,375, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 30, with respective values of $127,582 and $124,306.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Urban Honolulu, HI (39.6k out of 340k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Asian

    17,420 ± 903

  2. Pacific Islander

    8,055 ± 695

  3. Two Or More

    6,787 ± 587

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Urban Honolulu, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

176k

2018 Value

± 6,437

-3.3%

1 Year decline

± 5.55%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of -3.3%, from 182k employees to 176k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,388 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (19,367 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,901 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Urban Honolulu, HI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Urban Honolulu, HI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,388 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (19,367 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,901 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Urban Honolulu, HI has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.12 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.91 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Urban Honolulu, HI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($96,693), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($90,003), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,227).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

176k

2018 Value

± 6,437

-3.3%

1 Year decline

± 5.55%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Urban Honolulu, HI declined at a rate of -3.3%, from 182k employees to 176k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Urban Honolulu, HI, are Accommodation & Food Services (28,230 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,780 people), and Retail Trade (18,998 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Urban Honolulu, HI, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (28,230 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,780 people), and Retail Trade (18,998 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Urban Honolulu, HI has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.12 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.82 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Urban Honolulu, HI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,909), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,482), and Public Administration ($60,297).

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Domestic Trade

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. $4.83B

  2. $3.74B

  3. $2.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $4.83B, followed by Gasoline ($3.74B) and Mixed freight ($2.6B).

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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$25.9B

2020 Value

$32.8B

Projected 2045 Value

26.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $25.9B. This is expected to increase 26.9% to $32.8B by 2045.

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. $1.55B

  2. $71.2M

  3. $70.4M

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $1.55B, followed by Texas with $71.2M and Washington and $70.4M.

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Urban Honolulu, HI has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 5.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Urban Honolulu, HI see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Maui County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (22.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,299

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,222

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,087

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,592

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Hawaii (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.95%, from $6,955 to $7,299.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.49%

Uninsured

51.7%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

5.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI grew by 5.22% from 3.31% to 3.49%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 9.1% prevalence

  3. 8.5% prevalence

Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Urban Honolulu, HI is home to a population of 347k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2017, 27.1% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were born outside of the country (95k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Urban Honolulu, HI is composed of 178k Asian Alone residents (51.2%), 54.6k Two or More Races residents (15.7%), 53.6k White Alone residents (15.4%), 27.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (8%), 26.5k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (7.63%), 6.48k Black or African American Alone residents (1.87%), 333 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0959%), and 184 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.053%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Urban Honolulu, HI was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Urban Honolulu, HI are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Urban Honolulu, HI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

95k people

27.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

95.2k people

As of 2017, 27.1% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents (95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 27.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    119,524 ± 8,123 people

  2. China

    22,746 ± 3,673 people

  3. Japan

    20,947 ± 3,527 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 119,524 Hawaii residents, followed by China with 22,746 and Japan with 20,947.

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Citizenship

88%

2018 Citizenship

88.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88% of Urban Honolulu, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Urban Honolulu, HI was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    178k ± 6.83k

  2. Two or More Races

    54.6k ± 5.48k

  3. White Alone

    53.6k ± 4.5k

In 2018, there were 3.26 times more Asian Alone residents (178k people) in Urban Honolulu, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54.6k Two or More Races and 53.6k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Urban Honolulu, HI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,497 ± 1,659

  2. Vietnam

    5,677 ± 1,173

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,245 ± 747

Urban Honolulu, 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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Education

In 2017, universities in Urban Honolulu, HI awarded 9,946 degrees. The student population of Urban Honolulu, HI is skewed towards women, with 16,279 male students and 21,602 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Urban Honolulu, HI are Asian (3,434 and 36.9%), followed by Two or More Races (2,046 and 22%), White (1,776 and 19.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (850 and 9.14%).

The largest universities in Urban Honolulu, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (4,712 and 47.4%), Kapiolani Community College (1,356 and 13.6%), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,036 and 10.4%).

The most popular majors in Urban Honolulu, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (784 and 7.88%), General Business Administration & Management (714 and 7.18%), and Registered Nursing (492 and 4.95%).

The median tuition costs in Urban Honolulu, HI are $20,506 for private four year colleges, and $10,872 and $32,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 389 degrees awarded

  2. 324 degrees awarded

  3. 403 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Urban Honolulu, HI was Registered Nursing with 389 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,712 degrees awarded

  2. 1,356 degrees awarded

  3. 1,036 degrees awarded

$10,872

Median In-State Public

$20,506

Median Private

In 2017, the Urban Honolulu, HI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 4,712 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,216

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,730

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,216 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Urban Honolulu, HI, which is 0.736 times less than the 5,730 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    3,434 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    2,046 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1,776 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Urban Honolulu, HI were to Asian students. These 3,434 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2,046 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI was $705,400 in 2018, which is 3.07 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $696,800 to $705,400, a 1.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Urban Honolulu, HI is 44.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Urban Honolulu, HI have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Urban Honolulu, HI is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$705,400

2018 Median

± $28,995

$696,800

2017 Median

± $25,951

In 2018, the median property value in Urban Honolulu, HI grew to to $705,400 from the previous year's value of $696,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Urban Honolulu, HI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Urban Honolulu, HI the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$71,247

Median Household Income

± $1,971

125k

Number of Households

± 5,394

In 2018, the median household income of the 125k households in Urban Honolulu, HI grew to $71,247 from the previous year's value of $69,193.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Urban Honolulu, HI 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

44.4%

2018 Homeownership

45.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 44.4% of the housing units in Urban Honolulu, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Urban Honolulu, HI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Urban Honolulu, HI have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Urban Honolulu, HI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    58.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Public Transit

    10.7%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Urban Honolulu, HI was Drove Alone (58.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Public Transit (10.7%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

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 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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