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Income/capita 9%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 42%
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%

Key findings

  • 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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      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.

      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).