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Comparing Hawaii to other United States areas


Race: As of 2015, there were 237,107 Hawaiians living outside the state of Hawaii. It is predicted that the number of people living outside of Hawaii will soon surpass the number of Hawaiians living in the State of Hawaii. Twenty-three percent of Hawaiians identify as mixed race, while only 2.6% of other Americans identify as mixed race.

Seventy-seven percent of Hawaiians identify as being more than one race. This has created a new term majority-minority. In comparison:

Hawaii                  77%

D.C.                      64%

California            61.5%

New Mexico       61.1%

Texas                    56.5%


Honolulu Finances:  Our gross income is either saved, spent or taxed. Honolulu residents spent 75.4% of their gross income. This compares to the following cities:

Los Angeles         80.4%

New York            76.4%

Honolulu              75.4%

Seattle                 74.4%

Boston                 74.4%

San Francisco     74.1%

How Hawaii residents spend as compared to other United States areas:

Hawaii                  U.S., Other

%                           %

Housing                                            43.2                      33.4

Food                                                   14.7                      12.8

Transportation                                 13.9                      17.3

Insurance & Retirement                 8.2                        10.8

Health Care                                       5.8                        7.6

Education                                          4.0                        2.3

Entertainment                                  2.5                        5.0

Apparel & Services                          1.9                        3.2

Cash Contributions                          1.7                        3.5

Other                                                  4.1                        4.3




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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