Hawaii At a Glance
Hawaii is the 40th most populous U.S. State with 1,419,561 people, according to the most recent 2014 estimates. Less than one-half of one percent of America’s population lives in Hawaii, although it is one of America’s most popular tourist destinations. The median income of Hawaiians is approximately $85,350 per family. The average age in Hawaii is 38.6 years old. .
Hawaii was the 50th state to join the union, which it did in 1959. It consists of hundreds of islands, seven of which are inhabited. The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. Hawaii is the only U.S. state not located in the Americas, and the only state with an Asian plurality.
Hawaii Jobs & Economy
Hawaii’s economy is heavily driven by tourism, which contributes over 24% of the GSP (Gross State Product) to the Hawaiian economy. Many of the most popular jobs on the islands are tourist-related, such as tour guides, and dancers. Astronomer is another popular occupation in the state. Hawaii’s minimum wage is $7.75 per hour.
Hawaii Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, the unemployment rate in Hawaii is just 4%, well below the 5.6% national average.