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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Honolulu County is located in Hawaii with a population of 990,060. Honolulu County is one of the best places to live in Hawaii. In Honolulu County, most residents own their homes. In Honolulu County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Honolulu County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Honolulu County are above average.
Population
990,060

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$626,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,653
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Honolulu 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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Honolulu County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,078
National
$55,322

Honolulu County Reviews

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It's Hawaii. The weather is great! The people are wonderful and the landscape is gorgeous. There are disadvantages however, the cost of living is high and salaries do have not been adjusted for this. The isolation makes everything expensive and somethings are hard to get. Many stores on the mainland do not ship here because of the cost. But the people are some of the nicest you will ever meet and the weather is the best in the world. You can adapt, just don't walk around comparing it to the mainland. For that matter don't call the mainland "the states" Hawaii is a state.
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Honolulu is a very touristy area. People from around the world always coming and going. You have many Japanese visitors. But you also have people from Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, South Korea, and etc as well. Mainly in Waikiki, almost very location you come across is hiring. Hawaii has a very low unemployement rate but a really high homeless population. Unfortunately, Honolulu is one of the most expensive cities to live in. So most people have 2-3 jobs just to afford to live, pay rent, and have money for food. As paradise as Honolulu may seem, paradise does have its price.
Honolulu Hawaii is a beautiful place to see. I love that there are so many different ethnicities of people here, it's like a melting pot. You are able to see people from different places all over the world even if you are just visiting the shopping malls. People here are very friendly, of course, we always show aloha and welcome others to the islands. There are many things to do here in Honolulu such as shopping at Alamoana shopping center, watching fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, snorkeling at Hanauma bay, hiking the beautiful Hiking trails such as Koko Head and Diamond head. Other than these great activities, you can't find food that are as good as the food we have here! The Hawaiian food are so good, we have Chinese, Japanese, American, Thai,Filipino food and more! Whatever your craving, you can find it here in Honolulu!