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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Housing
    D-
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    D+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Hawaii County is located in Hawaii with a population of 197,658. In Hawaii County, most residents own their homes. In Hawaii County there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hawaii County and residents tend to be liberal.
Population
197,658

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Hawaii County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Hawaii County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,297
National
$55,322

Hawaii County Reviews

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Hawaii always has a friendly atmosphere wherever you go. At school or work, every day of the week is an Aloha day, especially Aloha Wednesday when school and work finish early and Aloha Friday when everyone breathes a sigh of relief that the weekend is here, just watch out for the rush hour traffic in Honolulu. There are great historic sites to see from ancient Hawaii to WW2 to present. High diversity and military students with global experiences bring diverse perspectives to the school and makes them places of learning both in and beyond the classroom. The only downside is the high housing market prices, but this is a small cost to pay for living in paradise. Everyone young and old enjoys the constant warm weather, swaying palm trees, soft beach sands, the bright turquoise ocean, and the natural beauty of the islands (including Turtles!). Hawaii is a wonderful place to live.
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Aloha! I just recently traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii , July 26-28 on business. I had a wonderful time while there. I had a new student and tour orientation for one of the universities in Honolulu. The staff and professors were very professonal and friendly. In fact, everywhere I walked or just sit down to catch my breath, most of the people welcomed me with a smile. The food and beverages where wonderful. Also the easy access to the hotels, restaurants, and Wikki beach.

The only problem that I observed was the hunger problem and homeless. I was really surprised to see some families living below poverty level. This should not be. Hawaii is a place where people retire, start a new business, new jobs, and vacation every year. The cost of living is a little higher but the jobs are plentiful.
However, basically there is no excuse to be jobless and starving in a place to be known as paradise.
Living in Hawaii, as many would imagine would be to live in everyone's dream vacation destination. Hawaii is beautiful. The weather, the culture, the people, it is all a place that I am lucky to call home. If there could be one thing that I would like to see a change in, it would be the public school system. There is a teacher shortage here and this has an effect on high school students here. Having a teacher that does not push their student to their fullest potential, lessens the chance of that student making positive change in the world post high school graduation.