HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2016 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY 1-YEAR DATA FOR HAWAII
News Release from DBEDT, September 14, 2017
The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 on September 14, 2017. The Census Bureau releases 1-year data for areas with a population size of 65,000 and above. About 1.8% of Hawaii’s population were surveyed during 2016.
In 2016, the median household income for Hawaii was $74,511 which was an increase from the inflation adjusted 2015 median income of $74,451. This change was not statistically significant. Hawaii had the 6th highest median household income in the nation.
Hawaii’s median family income in 2016 was $86,768, an increase from last year’s inflation-adjusted median value of $84,668. This change was not statistically significant. Among all states in the nation, Hawaii had the 7th highest median family income.
The percent of people in poverty decreased from 10.6% in 2015 to 9.3% in 2016. This difference was statistically significant. The State of Hawaii ranked as the 2nd lowest in the nation for percent of people in poverty.
The percent of families in poverty decreased from 6.9% in 2015 to 6.0% in 2016. The difference was not statistically significant.
The percent of population with no health insurance coverage among Hawaii’s civilian population was 3.5% in 2016, a decrease from the 4.0% in 2015. This change was not statistically significant. Hawaii was the second lowest in percent of population with no health insurance coverage in the nation.
Hawaii’s median housing value increased from $566,900 in 2015 to $592,000 in 2016. This increase was statistically significant. Hawaii remained #1 in the ranking with the highest median housing value in the U.S.
The median monthly housing costs for owners with a mortgage decreased from $2,266 in 2015 to $2,239 in 2016. This difference was not statistically significant. The State of Hawaii ranked 3rd highest among all states in regard to median cost.
The state’s median monthly housing costs for renter-occupied housing units decreased from $1,515 in 2015 to $1,483 in 2016. This decrease was not statistically significant. Hawaii remained #1 in the ranking for median gross rent in the U.S.
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HNN: Hawaii households got a raise last year (but it was very tiny)