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Income/capita 2%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 41%
IndexLihueHawaiiNational
Income per capita$30,516$30,970$29,829
Median household income$61,725$71,977$55,322
Median income owner occupied$86,705$90,877$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,679$52,188$35,192
Median earnings male$30,776$38,506$36,919
Median earnings female$24,315$30,482$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level9.1%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lihue is 2% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Lihue is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lihue is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lihue is 40% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $41,145$61,725$123,450
      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.

      Lihue median earnings by income bracket

      Lihue employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector2.4%12.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.1%
      Wholesale & retail services7.1%25.1%
      Public administration3.6%7.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.9%4.4%
      Education, health & social services1.9%26.0%
      Other57.0%29.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kalaheo, HI5,099$82,38849%
      Puhi, HI3,942$77,01939%
      Lawai, HI2,152$76,31038%
      Eleele, HI2,739$72,76332%
      Poipu, HI1,057$71,25029%
      Lihue, HI7,196$61,72512%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      University Park, IL7,196$46,72116%
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195$90,24163%
      Clinton, IL7,195$44,14320%
      Altoona, WI7,193$50,5709%
      Grandview Heights, OH7,191$95,93873%
      Lihue, HI7,196$61,72512%
      Source: The Lihue, HI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).