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Honolulu Livability #4 ranked city in Hawaii#2,020 ranked city in the USARanks better than 93% of areas

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      Living in Honolulu, HI

      Honolulu, Hawaii is a large city with a population of 349,597 residents. In Honolulu, there are 5,774 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 63% with kids under the age of 18, Honolulu could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Honolulu could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Hawaii if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, health & safety, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Honolulu and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Honolulu to Hawaii and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Honolulu has received a livability score of 78 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Honolulu is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Honolulu is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Honolulu has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (B-), education (B+) and employment (A+). Honolulu does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Honolulu has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Honolulu: Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and Discover Hawaii Day Tours.

      The Honolulu unemployment rate (1.29%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth.

      Assuming that Honolulu meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Honolulu. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Honolulu are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Honolulu come in at $601,500, which is 11.7% higher than the Hawaii average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Honolulu, the home price to income ratio is 9.5, which is 26.7% higher than the Hawaii average.

      Honolulu transportation information

      Statistic Honolulu Hawaii National
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work56.0%66.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.5%14.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.6%6.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk8.3%4.4%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Honolulu, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).