News Release from Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor January, 2015 (excerpts)
The Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor (GWM) U.S. Sizing Report is intended to provide estimates of the number of affluent and wealthy households in the country. Sizing estimates are provided at the State level as well as by Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs). A Core-Based Statistical Area is comprised of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas which are defined as follows:
• Metropolitan statistical areas have at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
• Micropolitan statistical areas have at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
Currently, there are 942 Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas in the United States....
2014: Hawaii ranks 4th with 32,829 millionaire households out of 473,750 total households = 6.93% of households.
2013: Hawaii ranks 4th with 33,520 millionaire households out of 466,705 total households = 7.18% of households.
2012: Hawaii ranks 2nd with 33,639 millionaire households out of 461,438 total households = 7.29% of households.
2011: Hawaii ranks 2nd with 33,461 millionaire households out of 464,352 total households = 7.21% of households.
2010: Hawaii ranks 1st with 30,793 millionaire households out of 444,202 total households = 6.93% of households.
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