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Kauai Inequality More Than Double The Rest of Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 4492 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics

The Unequal States of America—Hawaii

From Economic Policy Institute, July, 2018

Income inequality in Hawaii --Income trends have varied from state to state, and within states. But a pattern is apparent: the growth of top 1% incomes.

  • $797,001 -- Average annual income of the top 1%
  • $57,987 -- Average income of everyone else (the bottom 99%)
  • The top 1% make 13.7 times more than the bottom 99%
  • The top 1% take home 12.2% of all the income in Hawaii.
  • What you need to make to be in the top 1%: $310,566

The Kapaa metro area is the most unequal metro area in Hawaii.

  • The top 1% make 25.6 times more than the bottom 99%.
  • Average income of the top 1%: $1,406,993.
  • Average income of the bottom 99%: $55,057.

Kauai County is the most unequal county in Hawaii.

  • The top 1% make 25.6 times more than the bottom 99%.
  • Average income of the top 1%: $1,406,993.
  • Average income of the bottom 99%: $55,057.

How does Hawaii compare with the rest of the country?

Hawaii ranks #49 of the 50 states in income inequality, based on the ratio of top 1% to bottom 99% income.

Inequality at the national level

  • Minimum annual income to be in the top 1%: $421,926
  • Average annual income of the top 1%: $1,316,985
  • Average annual income of the bottom 99%: $50,107
  • Ratio of top 1% to bottom 99%: 26.3x

Adapted from Estelle Sommeiller and Mark Price, The New Gilded Age: Income Inequality in the U.S. by State, Metropolitan Area, and County, an Economic Policy Institute report published in July 2018. Data are for tax units (single adults or married couples), referred to in the report as families, and for 2015, unless otherwise indicated.

read …  Income inequality in Hawaii

Report: The New Gilded Age: Income Inequality in the U.S. by State, Metropolitan Area, and County

HNN:  Report: The top 1% in Hawaii makes 14 times the average pay for everyone else

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