Honolulu employment information

IndexHonoluluHawaiiNational
Income per capita$32,601$30,970$29,829
Median household income$63,361$71,977$55,322
Median income owner occupied$88,933$90,877$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,555$52,188$35,192
Median earnings male$39,174$38,506$36,919
Median earnings female$30,523$30,482$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level12.1%10.8%15.1%
The Honolulu, HI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Honolulu is $32,601, which is 5% higher than than the Hawaii average and 9% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $63,361, which is 12% lower than than the Hawaii average and 15% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Honolulu is 3%, which is 42% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Honolulu is 12% which is 20% lower than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$42,236$63,361$126,722
City
$47,979$71,977$143,954
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Honolulu is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Honolulu is 15% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Honolulu is 42% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Honolulu is 20% lower than the national average.

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Honolulu median earnings by income bracket

Honolulu employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%1.1%
Manufacturing sector3.2%0.5%
Financial & insurance services3.7%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%15.9%
Public administration9.1%6.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%3.4%
Education, health & social services14.2%28.3%
Other38.2%35.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Maunawili, HI2,124$134,792144%
East Honolulu, HI47,957$114,122106%
Ocean Pointe, HI12,274$111,729102%
Heeia, HI4,536$110,25099%
Kailua, HI38,514$109,08797%
Honolulu, HI349,597$63,36115%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Aurora, CO351,131$55,3030%
Anaheim, CA346,776$61,82612%
Tampa, FL361,477$45,87417%
Santa Ana, CA333,605$54,0622%
Bakersfield, CA367,555$58,6696%
Honolulu, HI349,597$63,36115%
Source: The Honolulu, HI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).