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1.38% growth
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Median Household Income
3.42% growth
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Number of Employees
4.18% growth
Median Property Value
-0.66% decline

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The economy of Kauai County, HI employs 33,996 people. The economy of Kauai County, HI is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 2.82; 2.66; and 2.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kauai County, HI are Accommodation & Food Service (7,133), Retail trade (3,788), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,969), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,431), Utilities ($43,986), and Educational Services ($40,909).

Median household income in Kauai County, HI is $65,101. Males in Kauai County, HI have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,225. The income inequality of Kauai County, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.38 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kauai County, HI. In Kauai County, HI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,377. Hawaii County, HI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Hawaii.


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Kauai County, HI is home to a population of 69,691 people, from which 92.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kauai County, HI is composed of 23,416 Asian residents (33.6%), 20,947 White residents (30.1%), 10,933 Two+ residents (15.7%), 7,350 Hispanic residents (10.5%), and 6,328 Hawaiian residents (9.1%). The most common foreign languages in Kauai County, HI are Other Pacific Island (6,594 speakers), Tagalog (2,971 speakers), and Spanish (1,040 speakers), but compared to other places, Kauai County, HI has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (6,594 speakers), Japanese (971 speakers), and Tagalog (2,971 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kauai County, HI awarded 264 degrees. The student population of Kauai County, HI is skewed towards females, with 104 male students and 160 female students. Most students in Kauai County, HI are Two or more races (89 and 33.7%), followed by Asian (73 and 27.7%), White (47 and 17.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (30 and 11.4%). The largest universities in Kauai County, HI by number of graduates are Kauai Community College (264 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Kauai County, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (100 and 37.9%), Registered Nursing (21 and 7.95%), and General Hospitality Management (14 and 5.3%). The median tuition costs in Kauai County, HI are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kauai County, HI is $480,600, which is 2.47 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $483,800 to $480,600, a -0.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Kauai County, HI is 61.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kauai County, HI have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kauai County, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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