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Hawaii State Census Facts

Hawaii Population Facts

Hawaii Total population: 1,280,273

Hawaii Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 6.90%

Males in Hawaii: 646,088

Females in Hawaii: 634,185

Median age in Hawaii (years): 37.7

Under 5 years in Hawaii: 85,823

18 years and over in Hawaii: 993,814

65 years and over in Hawaii: 184,157

One race in Hawaii: 1,003,049

White in Hawaii: 343,578

Black or African American in Hawaii: 29,895

American Indian and Alaska Native in Hawaii: 3,867

Asian in Hawaii: 495,762

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 113,113

Some other race in Hawaii: 16,834

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Hawaii: 277,224

Hispanic or Latino in Hawaii (of any race): 110,006

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 56.80%

Foreign born People in Hawaii, percent, 2000: 17.50%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 26.60%

High school graduates in Hawaii, percent of People age 25+, 2000: 84.60%

Bachelor's degree or highe in Hawaiir, pct of People age 25+, 2000: 26.20%

Person in Hawaii with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 199,819

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 26.1

Housing units in Hawaii, 2008: 512,881

Hawaii Homeownership rate, 2000: 56.50%

Hawaii Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 39.40%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Hawaii, 2000: $272,700

Households in Hawaii, 2000: 403,240

Hawaii People per household, 2000: 2.92

Median household income in Hawaii, 2008: $66,701

Per capita money income in Hawaii, 1999: $21,525

People in Hawaii below poverty level, percent, 2008: 9.30%

Hawaii Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Hawaii, 2007: 33,388

Private nonfarm employment in Hawaii, 2007: 519,060

Private nonfarm employment in Hawaii, percent change 2000-2007: 20.10%

Nonemployer establishments in Hawaii, 2007: 96,263

Total number of businesses in Hawaii, 2002: 99,224

Black-owned businesses in Hawaii, percent, 2002: 0.80%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.90%

Asian-owned businesses in Hawaii, percent, 2002: 45.30%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 8.40%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Hawaii, percent, 2002: 3.10%

Women-owned businesses in Hawaii, percent, 2002: 30.20%

Manufacturers shipments in Hawaii, 2002 ($1000): 3,460,199

Wholesale trade sales in Hawaii, 2002 ($1000): 9,986,355

Retail sales in Hawaii, 2002 ($1000): 13,008,182

Retail sales per capita in Hawaii, 2002: $10,537

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 5,551,380

Building permits in Hawaii, 2008: 4,115

Federal spending in Hawaii, 2008: 15,009,273

Hawaii Geography Facts

Hawaii Land area, 2000 (square miles): 6,422.62

Hawaii People per square mile, 2000: 188.6

Hawaii Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Hawaii Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size: 2.85

Average family size: 3.41

Hawaii Population 25 years and over: 868,474

Civilian veterans in Hawaii (civilian population 18 years and over): 116,355

Foreign born in Hawaii: 219,771

Male, Now married, except separated in Hawaii (population 15 years and over): 271,070

Female, Now married, except separated in Hawaii (population 15 years and over): 261,739

Speak a language other than English at home in Hawaii (population 5 years and over): 296,705

Hawaii Household population: 1,245,174

Hawaii Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 682,982

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 26

Median household income in Hawaii (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 66,034

Median family income in Hawaii (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 76,467

Hawaii Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 29,335

Hawaii Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Hawaii: 506,550

Occupied housing units in Hawaii: 436,449

Owner-occupied housing units in Hawaii: 257,037

Renter-occupied housing units in Hawaii: 179,412

Vacant housing units in Hawaii: 70,101

Owner-occupied homes in Hawaii: 257,037

Median value (dollars): 548,700

With a mortgage in Hawaii (dollars): 2,176

Not mortgaged in Hawaii(dollars): 431

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All of the illegal drugs that are available on the U.S. mainland can also be found in Hawaii and its surrounding islands, with crystal methamphetamine (ice), marijuana, cocaine HCl, crack cocaine, heroin, and predatory drugs being the leading threats in the state. As part of the Los Angeles Field Division, the Honolulu District Office (HDO) is located 2,500 miles from the continental United States. The majority of drugs are brought into the HDO area by aircraft passengers or through the use of shipping companies and the U.S. postal service.

Due to Hawaii’s drug abuse and addiction problems, there are drug rehab facilities available to help addicts get the help they so desperately need. Because drug abuse and addiction have so many dimensions and disrupt so many aspects of an individual's life, treatment is not simple. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the addiction and its consequences.

Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society. Because addiction is typically a chronic problem, people cannot simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Most recovering addicts require long-term or repeated episodes of care to achieve their ultimate goal of sustained abstinence and recovery of their lives.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 78 10 23 45 68
Past Year Marijuana Use 95 14 35 46 81
Past Month Marijuana Use 56 7 20 29 49
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 29 4 8 17 25
Past Year Cocaine Use 20 1 7 12 19
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 37 5 11 21 32
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 414 33 34 348 382
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 9 5 4 0 5
Past Month Alcohol Use 502 14 77 411 488
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 240 9 53 177 231
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
451 43 44 365 408
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 32 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 22 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 239 10 49 181 230
Past Month Cigarette Use 215 7 44 165 208
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
782 71 92 619 711
Illicit Drug Dependence 14 2 5 7 12
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 23 4 8 11 19
Alcohol Dependence 43 2 10 31 41
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 93 6 24 63 87
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 104 9 27 68 95
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 24 4 8 12 20
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 91 5 24 61 85

Hawaii Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported making 92 arrests for drug violations in Hawaii.
  • During 2005, there were 47 adult arrests for the sale or manufacture on synthetic narcotics in Hawaii.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 83,000 (8%) of Hawaii citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 390,000 (37.8%) Hawaii citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 24,000 (2.37%) Hawaii citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 15,000 (1.48%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, authorities did not report any children affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Hawaii.
  • Approximately 7% of Aids cases in Hawaii from 1983-2006 were related to injection drug use. An additional 7% of cases were related to injection drug use and men who have sex with men.
  • During 2007, there were 6,990 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Hawaii. There were 6,518 admissions to treatment during 2006. In 2005, there were 6,809 treatment admissions reported in the state.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 25,000 (2.39%) Hawaii citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Hawaii it is estimated that there will be around 5,937 DUI's, and 70 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 359 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 1,844 tobacco related deaths, and 71 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 62,035 marijuana users, 10,165 cocaine addicts, and 575 heroin addicts living in Hawaii. It is also estimated that there are 27,166 people abusing prescription drugs, 2,591 people that use inhalants, and 4,613 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Hawaii, there will be around 7,831 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine:
    • Cocaine HCl remains popular and readily available throughout Hawaii, and is often used in conjunction with other drugs including heroin and marijuana.
    • Seized cocaine is usually concealed in vacuumed sealed food bags, Ziploc bags, and fibrous paper type bags heavily taped with either clear tape or other nonmetallic tapes.
  • Heroin:
    • Most of the heroin seized in Hawaii is black tar heroin. The Honolulu International Airport (HIA) continues to be the primary entry point for heroin transported into Hawaii. The majority of the seized heroin is body carried into the islands from Los Angeles by Mexican organizations and distributed throughout the state by a close-knit cell of distributors. In addition, black tar heroin is smuggled from Mexico via body couriers on commercial aircraft and via mailed parcels.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Crystal methamphetamine (ice) is the drug of choice in Hawaii. The majority of powder methamphetamine is converted into ice before it is distributed. The drug is readily available statewide. A great deal of the crystal methamphetamine abuse in Hawaii is attributed to the DTOs with strong domestic and international organized crime enterprises. Mexican organizations have become more involved in the production and distribution of crystal methamphetamine in Hawaii. It appears that the majority of the crystal methamphetamine available in Hawaii is produced in Mexico and California.
    • Mexican DTOs transport the drug to Hawaii from California through the HIA via couriers on commercial flights, and mailed parcels (FEDEX and UPS). Crystal methamphetamine smuggled into Hawaii is distributed throughout the islands and eventually lands in local night clubs, street corners, hotel sites, public areas, raves, and private residences.
    • The widespread use of crystal methamphetamine in Hawaii has had a devastating impact on the Hawaiian economy and family structure. In addition, the drug’s presence has increased street violence and property crimes.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA is not manufactured in Hawaii, but is shipped from the mainland via parcels and/or smuggled on incoming flights through the HIA. Small quantities of MDMA are sold and used in bars, nightclubs, and rave parties.
    • Abuse of predatory drugs, including MDMA, GHB, and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), is increasing among Hawaii’s youth and the large military population stationed in Hawaii. These drugs are readily available and typically consumed among military personnel, teenagers, and young adults attracted to dance clubs, raves, and bars.
    • In Hawaii, teenagers and young adults (20-30 years old) are increasingly using ecstasy, which is readily available at raves, nightclubs, and some hotels.
    • Predatory drugs pose the biggest problem for the military population. Hawaii is home to more than 90,000 military personnel and their dependants located on five major military bases and facilities, with most located on Oahu. Military law enforcement personnel are seeing predatory drugs as the drug of choice since it is popular among the younger military personnel, in part because of the speed at which these drugs leave their systems.
    • On the Big Island, raves and nightclubs are a source for MDMA; however the rave scene is not prolific.
    • Similar to the methamphetamine trade, Asian syndicates are primarily responsible for the trafficking of Y.A.
    • Hawaii reports MDMA is encountered in Hawaii in small quantities and is generally sold in bars, nightclubs, and at raves. Hawaii reports that PCP is not readily available and LSD is available at raves on the island of Oahu. Otherwise, LSD is rarely encountered by law enforcement in Hawaii. GHB is available in limited quantities on Oahu and Maui. Ketamine is not readily available in Hawaii.
  • Marijuana/Hashish:
    • Hawaii continues to maintain its status as a national leader in the production of high-grade marijuana. Homegrown marijuana continues to be a staple for locals and for export to the mainland. In addition, search warrants conducted on ice and cocaine trafficker residences have revealed small seizures of marijuana.
    • Due to the widespread availability and use of marijuana, it remains the second most abused drug in Hawaii. The majority of the state’s marijuana cultivation is on the Big Island in Hawaii County. Hawaii’s tropical climate is ideal for year-round marijuana cultivation. Outdoor grows are typically located in tropical valleys adjacent to year-round sources of water, such as rivers and streams. The vast majority of the grow sites are located on public lands, in rural areas, and on private property with open fields. On average, the typical yield per marijuana plant is one pound.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Steroids (Dianobol) are not sold on the streets in Hawaii. The drug can be purchased via the internet. Current intelligence indicates that there is a limited availability of LSD, MDMA, and PCP in Honolulu. Small amounts have been seized along with prescription drugs. Ecstasy, ketamine, marijuana, and pharmaceuticals are being sold at raves (held in clubs) in Honolulu. In Hawaii County, raves are held in various farm lots, ranches, and isolated beaches. Ecstasy, mushrooms, and AMT are being sold at these raves. In Maui County, raves are held outdoors in very rural areas where Ecstasy, marijuana, GHB, and LSD are available.
    • Hydrocodone is one of the most abused pharmaceutical drugs in Hawaii. The drug is readily available in the counties of Honolulu and Hawaii.
    • Doctor shopping (going to several doctors to obtain prescriptions) is the most common form of diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances. Other forms include employee theft from drug inventories, forgeries and prescription falsification, and indiscriminate prescribing of drugs by doctors for other than legitimate reasons.

The Hawaiian Islands are made up of eight major islands and a 1,500 mile chain of islets, covering 6,422.6 square miles in the North Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is populated by approximately 1.2 million people, with the largest ethnic variety in any of the states. Hawaii has several airports and airfields on six of the eight islands. The largest of the airports is the Honolulu International Airport on Oahu. In any given year, there are more than seven million visitors to the Islands. The majority of the incoming flights originate from the U.S. mainland, Canada, and Asia.

Hawaii’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 1,285,4981
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 26.3% white; 2.2% black/African American; 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native; 39.9% Asian; 8.7% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 1.1% other race; 21.5% two or more races; 7.8% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)