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Census Workshop 2021: Hawaii State Data Center

The Hawaii State Data Center

The Hawaii State Data Center (HSDC) is a local source that

  • distributes census data
  • assists the public in the use of census data by providing technical advice
  • educates the public by providing guides and sponsoring training on census data, products and tools
  • maintains a network of affiliate organizations throughout the state.

HSDC is a part of the Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) of the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT). Other federal-state cooperative programs within READ include the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE) and the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections (FSCPP).

Data Profiles

1-year dataset:

  • State of Hawaiʻi
  • Counties
  • Census Designated Places (CDPs)
  • Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • Congressional District
  • Urbanized Area
  • Public Use Microdata Area

5-year dataset:

  • State of Hawaiʻi
  • Counties
  • Census Tracts
  • Congressional District
  • Legislative Geographic Areas
  • Census Designated Places (CDPs)
  • Census County Divisions (CCDs)
  • Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs)
  • Hawaiian Home Land Areas

Selected Population Profiles

1-year dataset:

  • Total population
  • Two or more race
  • Major race alone
  • Major race alone or in combination with one or more races
  • Ancestry
  • Country of birth
  • Detailed race alone
  • Detailed race alone or in combination with one or more races
  • Hispanic and not Hispanic

Population Estimate Data

The Latest Population Estimates contain the most up-to-date Hawaii population estimates. Data for July 1st of each year are available for total population; demographic components of change such as births, deaths, net migration; and characteristics such as age, sex, race (5 major race groups) and Hispanic origin. Housing unit data are also released annually. For Hawaii, total population estimates may be obtained for the state, 5 counties, 2 metropolitan areas, 2 micropolitan areas, and the Urban Honolulu CDP.

Census data powers the Economic Data Warehouse, operated by the Research & Economic Analysis Division of DBEDT.

2015-2019 ACS 5-YEAR Estimates Map

DBEDT has released an interactive web map of the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data series. The map includes selected characteristics of Hawaii’s population for the following geographies: census tracts, state Senate districts, state House districts, counties and the state.

Users can utilize the map to easily find information regarding total population, age demographics, and average household size, as well as other helpful statistics for each of the geographies mentioned above.

Census Data Highlights

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 10, 2020. The Census Bureau conducted interviews with 8.7% of Hawaii’s population between this 2015 to 2019 period. A total of 46,660 households in Hawaii were surveyed, an average of 9,320 households per year.

Highlights from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-YEAR data for Hawaii:

  • Average household size. Seven census tracts in Hawaii, all located on Oahu, had an average household size of 5 or more persons.  Kihei Mauka had the largest average household size on the island of Maui at 4.50.  Puhi-Hanama’ulu had the largest average household size on Kauai at 3.84.  Kealakehe had the largest average household size on the island of Hawaii at 3.58.

  • Median housing values for owner-occupied units. Diamond Head and Lanikai, both on Oahu, had median housing values of $2 million or more.  Six other census tracts had median values between $1.3 and $1.99 million. For all counties, median housing values for owner-occupied housing units were greater than the national median of $217,500.

  • Median household income. Compared to 2010-2014, using 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars, the State and all counties had statistically significant increases in median household income.  The median household income for the State of Hawaii increased by 10.3%. Kauai County’s median household income increased the most, 22.9%.

Guide Creator


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