Income/capita 18%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 51%
Income per capita$24,411$30,970$29,829
Median household income$31,094$71,977$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,625$90,877$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,458$52,188$35,192
Median earnings male$27,159$38,506$36,919
Median earnings female$19,750$30,482$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level27.8%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wainaku is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wainaku is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wainaku is 51% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wainaku is 84% higher than the national average

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      Wainaku employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.6%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%5.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services19.6%12.4%
      Public administration11.9%12.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%1.6%
      Education, health & social services16.0%31.7%

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      Keaau, HI2,672$65,56819%
      Hilo, HI45,579$55,8151%
      Honomu, HI443$55,7951%
      Paukaa, HI511$52,8574%
      Kurtistown, HI1,168$51,5487%
      Wainaku, HI1,293$31,09444%

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      Minkler, CA1,293$87,67958%
      Marmaduke, AR1,293$32,35042%
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      Inman, KS1,293$43,12522%
      Paisley, FL1,293$32,22842%
      Wainaku, HI1,293$31,09444%
      Source: The Wainaku, HI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).