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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1970 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Honolulu raked in over $50 million in property taxes last year, from the top 10 taxpaying properties alone....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1937 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...economic security of women and men aged 65 and older in Hawaii, including their marital status, poverty, and various sources and amounts of income....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
By Tax Foundation @ 2:04 AM :: 1527 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Check out today’s map below to see where your state lies on the wine tax spectrum....

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Honolulu 2nd-Lowest Average Internet Speed
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 AM :: 1696 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Honolulu average Internet download speed ranks 99th of 100 US cities....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
UH: Housing First Keeps 89% of Homeless Housed
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 1711 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Clients were 64% less likely to visit the emergency room and 74% less likely to be admitted to a hospital....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 1847 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Friday, June 09, 2017
CyberStates: Hawaii Lags
By Selected News Articles @ 12:46 AM :: 675 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The laggards are Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia....

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Friday, June 09, 2017
Hawaii: To Afford 2BR Must Earn $73K
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 926 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th-Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 12:35 AM :: 1499 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

All fifty states and the District of Columbia impose some tax on beer above and beyond the general sales tax....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Potholes Cost Hawaii Drivers $708 per Year
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 1187 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...ASCE Hawaii Infrastructure Report....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Hawaii: Most Expensive State to Put Your Kid Through College
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 AM :: 1167 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

At $10,670, the average in-state tuition and fees are by no means the highest in the nation. However, the cost of necessities is higher here than in any other state....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
2017’s Safest States in America–Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
90 mins to work: Hawaii Supercommuters up 63%
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The number of Hawaii residents commuting 90 minutes or more increased 63 percent from 2010 to 2015, to almost 17,000....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 1690 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...48th – Percentage of Jobs in High-Tech Industries....

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Saturday, June 03, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 1875 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Hawaii: Lowest Pay in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 1584 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has he lowest Median Annual Income (adjusted for cost of living) of all 50 states....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Intermarriage: Honolulu is #1 in USA
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1464 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...17% of US newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015 -- in Honolulu is was 42%....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1291 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii continues to support only a few hundred children in public preschool....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hawaii Visitor Spending Rose 9 Percent in April 2017
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1345 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Four Largest Visitor Markets Reported Growth in Spending and Arrivals....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trying to Save Money? Honolulu Among Worst Places to do it
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1399 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Where you live can have a big impact on your wallet....

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Monday, May 22, 2017
DBEDT: Hawaii Consumers Highest Mortgage Debt in USA
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 1338 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...Hawaii’s home ownership increased 10 percentage points from 46.9 percent in 1970 to 56.9 percent in 2015 while the U.S. home ownership increased less than one percentage point from 62.9 percent to 63.8 percent during the same time period....
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Monday, May 22, 2017
State Scores ‘F’ -- Balance Sheets Hide Retirement Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 12:21 PM :: 522 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
...state government officials continue to obscure large amounts of retirement debt on their balance sheets, despite new rules to increase financial transparency....
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Which Places Pay the Most in Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:12 PM :: 1017 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Property taxes are assessed as a percentage of home values, so it follows that higher property taxes are paid where housing prices are higher than average....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Drug Use Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 1386 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita....

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Grassroot Institute video goes viral
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:29 AM :: 1744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii reached almost half a million people in just six days with a video about how locals are fleeing Hawaii’s high taxes and cost of living....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Abortion Safety? Hawaii is 10th Worst Abuser
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 1408 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

“When the Supreme Court rejected Texas’ abortion safety standards, abortion advocates celebrated, but they ignored the fine print....”

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Expats: There's No Place Like Home
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:57 PM :: 2374 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

We're the Hawaii expats....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
10 Hawaii Towns Ranked for Socioeconomic Diversity
By Selected News Articles @ 2:07 AM :: 1248 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...other kinds of diversity, ranked....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Cost of Living? $75,698 in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2159 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...a breakdown of the most and least expensive states to call home....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Oahu Homeless Count Up—Sister Isles Down
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Hawai‘i County saw the largest decrease at 32 percent, Maui County saw a 22 percent decline and Kaua‘i County a seven percent drop compared to 2016. O‘ahu saw a half percent increase in homeless ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?–Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Tax Foundation @ 12:50 PM :: 1359 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

For this week’s map, we look at state cigarette tax rates across the country....

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 1226 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 31st at 21.5% of collections ....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 2009 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Boom Over: Honolulu Construction Jobs Down 4%
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 1600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Construction employment in Urban Honolulu dropped 4% from 28,400 in March, 2016 to 27,200 in March, 2017 for a net loss of 1,200 jobs....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 2156 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Visitor Spending Up 12.3% in March 2017
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1265 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Japan Market Led the Growth in Spending and Arrivals....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Which Places Benefit Most From State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:01 AM :: 1234 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

There are two factors contributing to this regional variation. The first is that higher-income taxpayers tend to take larger deductions....The second factor for county-by-county variation is that state and local tax regimes differ substantially....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?–Hawaii 7th
By Tax Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 1245 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

On average, 23.3% of state and local tax revenues came from sales taxes in fiscal year 2014.  For Hawaii 37.6%....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
And the Winner is—Not Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 1630 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The most recent version of Rich States, Poor States has been released, and once again, Hawaii ends up on the wrong end of that title....

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:37 PM :: 1855 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

...the phenomenon of locals leaving Hawaii to live on the mainland has been increasing significantly in recent years....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii Business Tax Burden -- 7th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 1353 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

The experts at Anderson Economic Group have considered 11 taxes that businesses pay in order to produce the most comprehensive business tax burden ranking to date....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii’s Best Public High Schools—How did your School Rank?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 1901 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

There are six silver medal schools and five bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2017 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii: 4th-Highest Gambling Related Arrests Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 1465 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii ranks 8th for problem gambling treatment ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1852 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 1280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Best Small Cities to Start a Business? Kaneohe Ranks 1176th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 1526 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

....Kahului, Pearl City, Waipahu, Hilo, Kaneohe....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:33 PM :: 1249 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Corporate income taxes are one of the smallest sources of state and local tax revenue....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 2365 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...after the Legislature finishes raising taxes, Hawaii will be back up to 50th....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Hawaii: April 19 is Tax Freedom Day
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 1153 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Tax Freedom Day is the day when the state as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year....

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Study: House GOP Blueprint Would Put $5613 in Your Pocket, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 AM :: 1433 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

There have been a raft of studies recently isolating the effect of certain elements of the House GOP tax reform “Blueprint” on various industries and even the 50 states....

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