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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 176 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study STR economic impact before banning them
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:34 PM :: 724 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 PM :: 454 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Groceries, Gas, Electricity, Housing, Taxes, and more ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 1044 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Gov. Josh Green addressed the tax and migration issues in his policy brief issued last month. One of his solutions is indexing the state's income tax for inflation, he said ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 1162 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Overall Tax Burden 11.80% ....

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1208 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Total salary needed for two working adults with two children $299,520 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Tourism Arrivals and Spending Down
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1218 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... February 2024 average daily census of 236,008 is a decline from 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 AM :: 1136 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Exodus to Mainland: State Loses $185M Tax Revenue
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1334 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... outmigration since 2020 has resulted in the loss of $185 million in general excise taxes and state income taxes, or approximately $61.8 million per year ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Hawaii has the Most Long-Tenured Homeowners in the US
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1320 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... 36% of Hawaii’s homeowner population has lived in its current residence for at least 24 years ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
States Adding the Most Mortgage Debt -- Hawaii Ranks 3rd
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 1223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The average mortgage balance in Hawaii was $366,362 in Q4 2023 ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Hawaii -- Most Affordable State For Healthcare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1315 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii boasts the lowest percentages and costs in several key metrics ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Mortgage Delinquencies Spike After Lahaina Fires
By UHERO @ 6:38 PM :: 1217 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In total, 296 mortgages have been delinquent sometime in the period between August and November 2023; only 17 of which had already been delinquent in July 2023 prior to the fires .....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst Taxpayer ROI
By Selected News Articles @ 6:46 PM :: 1555 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2024 ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 1483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... from the average annual wage of physicians to the number of hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
The Worst State to be Rich, Poor, or In Between
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3015 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... One state made the top five on all lists ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Study: DoE Pandemic Failure will Cost Hawaii $31B
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 1589 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii students in the COVID cohort can expect on average 3.7 percent lower lifetime earnings ....

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Thursday, March 7, 2024
DBEDT Forecast: 1.5% Economic Growth for 2024
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 1220 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Though visitor spending decreased by 4.5 percent in January 2024, state general excise tax (GET) collections were up by 2.4 percent during the same month, an increase which can be attributed to household spending ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Feds Collect $6.6M in Hawaii Forfeitures
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1296 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $6,360,465.69 was collected in criminal actions and $278,322.42 was collected in civil actions ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
January Tourist Count Down 3.6%
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1222 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... January 2024, total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands (763,480 visitors, -3.6%) and total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars ($1.81 billion, -4.5%) declined compared to January 2023 ....

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Hawaii Worst State to Be Middle Income from a Tax Perspective
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 1503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... for middle income earners, taxes take 13.62% of income--highest in the USA ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Not so Smart: Affordable Housing Loss Study Debunked
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1392 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the study from Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth America commissioned by AARP Hawai‘i didn’t account for numerous affordable-housing projects ....

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The real cost of returning to the office in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:57 AM :: 1532 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Employees in Hawaii can expect to shell out more than a quarter of the median household income to work from the office ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1159 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden ....

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Friday, February 16, 2024
Hawaii is State With the Least Disposable Income
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 1332 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii ranks last with an adjusted after-tax income per capita of only $47,894 ....

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Friday, February 16, 2024
Debt: Honolulu 3rd-Worst Sinkhole City
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 1271 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu has $3.8 billion available to pay $6.6 billion worth of bills ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Fatal Crashes Involving Unlicensed Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 AM :: 1243 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii: 23.14% of drivers in fatal crashes found not to have a valid license ....

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Thursday, February 8, 2024
UHERO: After Six Months of 'Relief' Lahaina Survivors Health Worsens
By UHERO @ 3:30 PM :: 1353 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... About half of Maui residents impacted by the August wildfires say their health is worse now compared to a year ago ....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Five Straight Months of Tourism Decline Since Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1236 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Since the August 2023 Maui wildfires, visitor arrivals have decreased in four out of the last five months while visitor spending recorded five straight months of decline compared to 2022 ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Smallest Racial Wealth Gap
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 1250 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... States with the Biggest and Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race/Ethnicity (2024) ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1079 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report releases Hawai‘i grades for tobacco control policies, outlines steps to reduce burden of tobacco ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii fares poorly in ‘economic freedom' ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 1270 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii 46th ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii 9th Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1225 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... 2024’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 AM :: 1296 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

 ... road quality ranks 49th ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: State with the Smallest Credit Score Increase
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 998 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... dead last ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Honolulu Inflation 3rd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 1038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu prices up 0.80% in just two months .... 

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: $2.5M needed to retire
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 1339 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii annual retirement expenditures highest in USA: $103,610 ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Americans Moved to Low-Tax States in 2023
By Tax Foundation @ 11:20 PM :: 1270 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 3rd biggest loser ....

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Friday, December 29, 2023
DBEDT: Tourist Count Up--Spending Down
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 1001 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Spending was down 2.4% in November when compared to the previous year. However, the number of tourists increased by 0.3% to 731,233 ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Maui: Unemployment drops to 6.5%
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 955 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In November, 655,600 persons were employed and 19,550 were unemployed statewide ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaii slowest to recover pandemic job losses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii has recovered only 81% of lost jobs since COVID ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Hawaii's outward migration confirmed in U.S Census Bureau's report
By Selected News Articles @ 7:26 PM :: 1257 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 12 people per day ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Debt: Hawaii Ranks #1
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

“The total state debt balance of $19.7 billion represents 19.49% of the state’s GDP."

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hawaii Teacher Certification Wins Praise from Heritage Foundation
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:07 AM :: 1330 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

"... Almost three-fourths (72 percent) of its teachers are alternatively certified ...."

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawaii Traffic Fatalities Down from 2022
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... As of December 13, 2023, 92 fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions were reported statewide. This is a decrease from the 112 lives lost at this time in 2022 ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
DBEDT Projects 'Low' Economic Growth for 2024
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1127 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT lowered the economic growth rate for 2024 to 1.3 percent ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Accounts in Distress? Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 1135 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... States with the Most People in Financial Distress in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1327 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... An analysis of average electricity prices by state shows Hawaii is easily the most expensive at 30.31 cents per kilowatt ....

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