Honolulu County, HI

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Population

988,650

0.398% decline

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$81,284

0.958% growth

Poverty Rate

9.07%


Number of Employees

469,673

2% decline

Median Property Value

$680,200

3.23% growth

About

In 2017, Honolulu County, HI had a population of 989k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $81,284. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Honolulu County, HI declined from 992,605 to 988,650, a -0.398% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,513 to $81,284, a 0.958% increase.

The population of Honolulu County, HI is 42.2% Asian Alone, 18.5% Two or More Races, and 18.2% White Alone. 28.5% of the people in Honolulu County, HI speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Honolulu County, HI are University of Hawaii at Manoa (5,104 degrees awarded in 2016), Kapiolani Community College (1,383 degrees), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,272 degrees).

The median property value in Honolulu County, HI is $680,200, and the homeownership rate is 56.4%. Most people in Honolulu County, HI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Honolulu County, HI is 2 cars per household.

Honolulu County, HI borders .

Economy

The economy of Honolulu County, HI employs 470k people. The largest industries in Honolulu County, HI are Accommodation & Food Services (58,921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54,845 people), and Retail Trade (53,367 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,631), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,964), and Public Administration ($60,038).

Median household income in Honolulu County, HI is $81,284. Males in Honolulu County, HI have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,748. The income inequality in Honolulu County, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,284

2017 value

± $1,533

0.958%

1 Year Growth

± 2.78%

Households in Honolulu County, HI have a median annual income of $81,284, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,513 in 2016, which represents a 0.958% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,953

Average Male Salary

± $2,388

$50,748

Average Female Salary

± $2,181

In 2017, full-time male employees in Honolulu County, HI made 1.2 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Honolulu County, HI 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

    $60,017 ± $3,603

  2. Asian

    $50,025 ± $2,289

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,298 ± $2,860

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Honolulu County, HI workers was White. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Honolulu County, HI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.428

2017 Wage GINI

0.426

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.56% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4.02

  2. Census Tract 89.31

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Honolulu County, HI was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $153,424, followed by Census Tract 89.31 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $146,522 and $139,444.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Honolulu County, 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

9.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Honolulu County, HI (86.9k out of 958k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    27,302 ± 1,070

  2. Two Or More

    21,698 ± 1,037

  3. Pacific Islander

    20,227 ± 1,058

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

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

470k

2017 Value

± 10,926

-2%

1 Year decline

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Honolulu County, HI declined at a rate of -2%, from 479k employees to 470k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Honolulu County, HI, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,672 people), Other Office & Administrative Support Workers (17,059 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (16,711 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Honolulu County, HI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Honolulu County, HI, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,672 people), Other Office & Administrative Support Workers (17,059 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (16,711 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Honolulu County, HI has an unusually high number of residents working as Air Transportation Workers (3.54 times higher than expected), Communications Equipment Operators (3.15 times), and Fishing & Hunting, & Forest, Conservation, & Logging Workers (3.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Honolulu County, HI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,423), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,285), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($73,105).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

470k

2017 Value

± 10,926

-2%

1 Year decline

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Honolulu County, HI declined at a rate of -2%, from 479k employees to 470k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Honolulu County, HI, are Accommodation & Food Services (58,921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54,845 people), and Retail Trade (53,367 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Honolulu County, HI, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (58,921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54,845 people), and Retail Trade (53,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Honolulu County, HI has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.25 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.64 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Honolulu County, HI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,631), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,964), and Public Administration ($60,038).

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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. $5.01B

  2. $4.24B

  3. $2.33B

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $5.01B, followed by Gasoline with $4.24B and Mixed freight and $2.33B.

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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$24.9B

2015 Value

$32.8B

Projected 2045 Value

31.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound Hawaii trade was $24.9B. This is expected to increase 31.8% 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. $1.29B

  2. $68.4M

  3. $68.1M

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $1.29B, followed by Texas with $68.4M and Washington and $68.1M.

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

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Health

96.7% of the population of Honolulu County, HI has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 6.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Honolulu County, HI 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 1112 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1136 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1057 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 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

1112 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Honolulu County, HI see an average of 1112 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1136 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

3.28%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

12.3%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

6.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Honolulu County, HI grew by 4.11% from 3.15% to 3.28%.

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 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

Honolulu County, HI is home to a population of 989k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.5% of Honolulu County, HI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Honolulu County, HI is composed of 417k Asian Alone residents (42.2%), 183k Two or More Races residents (18.5%), 180k White Alone residents (18.2%), 97.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.89%), 88.2k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (8.93%), 20.4k Black or African American Alone residents (2.06%), 975 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0986%), and 922 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0933%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Honolulu County, HI are Other Pacific Island Languages (87,286 speakers), Tagalog (42,797 speakers), and Japanese (37,657 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Honolulu County, HI was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Honolulu County, HI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Honolulu County, HI residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.5% of Honolulu County, HI residents 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 Honolulu County, HI was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    115,964 ± 8,014 people

  2. Japan

    22,761 ± 3,674 people

  3. China

    21,244 ± 3,552 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Honolulu County, HI was Philippines, the natal country of 115,964 Honolulu County, HI residents, followed by Japan with 22,761 and China with 21,244.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Honolulu County, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Honolulu County, HI was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    417k ± 7.19k

  2. Two or More Races

    183k ± 8.65k

  3. White Alone

    180k ± 374

In 2017, there were 2.28 times more Asian Alone residents (417k people) in Honolulu County, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 183k Two or More Races and 180k 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 Honolulu County, HI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Pacific Island Languages

    87,286 speakers (9.35%)

  2. Tagalog

    42,797 speakers (4.59%)

  3. Japanese

    37,657 speakers (4.04%)

28.5% of Honolulu County, HI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Honolulu County, HI was Other Pacific Island Languages. 9.35% of the overall population of Honolulu County, HI are native Other Pacific Island Languages speakers. 4.59% speak Tagalog and 4.04% speak Other Pacific Island Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    29,082 ± 2,833

  2. Vietnam

    20,646 ± 1,582

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,431 ± 1,454

Honolulu County, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Honolulu County, HI awarded 13,254 degrees. The student population of Honolulu County, HI is skewed towards women, with 23,068 male students and 31,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Honolulu County, HI are Asian (4,267 and 35%), followed by Two or More Races (2,842 and 23.3%), White (2,488 and 20.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,150 and 9.44%).

The largest universities in Honolulu County, HI by number of degrees awarded are University of Hawaii at Manoa (5,104 and 38.5%), Kapiolani Community College (1,383 and 10.4%), and Hawaii Pacific University (1,272 and 9.6%).

The most popular majors in Honolulu County, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,695 and 12.8%), General Business Administration & Management (966 and 7.29%), and Registered Nursing (578 and 4.36%).

The median tuition costs in Honolulu County, HI are $17,162 for private four year colleges, and $9,036 and $26,532 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 435 degrees awarded

  2. 399 degrees awarded

  3. 616 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Honolulu County, HI was Registered Nursing with 435 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,104 degrees awarded

  2. 1,383 degrees awarded

  3. 1,272 degrees awarded

$9,036

Median In-State Public

$17,162

Median Private

In 2016, the Honolulu County, HI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Hawaii at Manoa with 5,104 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,546

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,708

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,546 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Honolulu County, HI, which is 0.72 times less than the 7,708 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

    4,267 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    2,842 degrees awarded

  3. White

    2,488 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Honolulu County, HI were to Asian students. These 4,267 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2,842 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Honolulu County, HI was $680,200 in 2017, which is 3.13 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $658,900 to $680,200, a 3.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Honolulu County, HI is 56.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Honolulu County, HI have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Honolulu County, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$81,284

Median Household Income

± $1,533

313k

Number of Households

± 7,904

In 2017, the median household income of the 313k households in Honolulu County, HI grew to $81,284 from the previous year's value of $80,513.

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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Housing

Property Value

$680,200

2017 Median

± $10,050

$658,900

2016 Median

± $9,489

In 2017, the median property value in Honolulu County, HI grew to to $680,200 from the previous year's value of $658,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Honolulu County, 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 Honolulu County, HI the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Honolulu County, HI 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

56.4%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.4% of the housing units in Honolulu County, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

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

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Honolulu County, HI have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Honolulu County, HI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.2%

  3. Public Transit

    8.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Honolulu County, HI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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