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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Hawaii County is located in Hawaii with a population of 196,325. Living in Hawaii County offers residents a rural feel and 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
196,325

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
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

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Hawaii County Reviews

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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.
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The people and the environment here are very friendly. The atmosphere inspires and the beauty of Hawaii is unlike anywhere else in the world! If you come here with the intent to really immerse yourself in the culture you will love it. Making changes for the better, getting involved with the community, and spreading the spirit of aloha is what being in Hawaii is all about.
I love living in Hawaii. It’s beautiful, safe, and the local people are so kind and filled with aloha. It is an expensive place to live, but the benefits are so worth it. You have access to all kinds of environments; mountains, volcano, beach, desert, rolling green hills and ranch lands, tropical rainforest, waterfalls, etc. Farmers markets are held everywhere, with access to homegrown and organic fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things. The air is so clean and pollution-free. Everything about Hawaii promotes not only good physical health, but mental health too. The slow, relaxed pace of the island culture promotes a stress-free environment and time for “smelling the roses”.
It’s warm, it’s always full of sunshine, and it’s just an all around good place to be.