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U.S. Census Bureau Releases 5-Year Community Survey

December 12, 2016, 9:23 AM HST
* Updated December 12, 12:37 PM
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The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011-2015 American Community Survey five-year estimates on Dec. 8, 2016.

The estimates are based on the annual American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau which include social, economic, demographic and housing characteristics of Hawai‘i’s population.

The Census Bureau releases five-year data for all census geographic areas down to the block group level.
Over 9% of Hawai‘i’s population were surveyed between the five-year period.

The new ACS dataset is a rich source of detailed race “alone or in combination with some other race” data that has not been available in previous ACS releases.

This type of data is especially important to Hawai‘i where about one-quarter of the population are two or more races.

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Another addition to the ACS five-year dataset series are tables for median gross rent by number of bedrooms for renter-occupied housing units and living arrangement estimates by age for adults 18 years and over.

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The top category for median housing value is now “$2 million or more” (versus last year’s top category of “$1 million or more”) and the median rent’s top category was increased to “$3,500 or more” (versus last year’s top category of “$2,000 or more”).

These changes provide more detailed information about selected areas within the state which had higher median values.

A table on median selected monthly owner costs for housing units with mortgages was also included in these highlights.

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MEDIAN OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT VALUES:

Only one area in Hawai‘i had a median housing value of $2 million or more and it was Diamond Head.

Eight other areas had median housing values between $1 million and $1.9 million and they were located in the East O‘ahu area, Honolulu CDP area and the Windward side of O‘ahu.

Three neighbor island areas were included in the top 20 listing including Wailea and Honokowai on Maui and Ha’ena-Hanalei on Kaua‘i .

The first neighborhood in Hawai‘i County was Hualalai at number 93 on the list with a median owner-occupied housing unit value of $616,500.

Kaumalumalu-Keahou was next on the list at number 186 with a median value of $445,900.

192. South Kona – $433,200
199. Kalaoa – $425,700
201. Holualoa – $420,500
202. Kailua – $418,900
207. Kawaihae-Waikoloa – $406,000
214. Konawaeha – $389,700
216. Waimea-Pu‘u Anahulu – $384,300
233. Hilo: Haihai – $363,700
234. Honoka‘a-Kukuihaele – $362,600
242. North Kohala – $346,400

Eight areas of Hawai‘i County had a median housing value under $250,000 with the lowest area being Ka‘u with a median housing value of $148,100.

MEDIAN SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS FOR HOUSING UNITS WITH MORTGAGES:

Only one area in Hawai‘i had median selected monthly owner costs of $4,000 or more which was the Diamond Head area of O‘ahu.

A total of 24 areas had monthly costs between $3,000 to $3,999, The island of Maui had two of these areas—Honokowai and Wailea.

Hawai‘i’s Hualalai came in at number 79 on the list with a median monthly owner cost of $2,600.

Four other areas of the Big Island were listed in the top 200.

182. Kalaoa – $2,130
184. Holualoa – $2,124
192. Kawaihae-Waikoloa – $2,096
197. Kaumalumalu-Keahou – $2,063

The lowest area in the state was Big Island’s Ka‘u area with a median monthly owner cost of $1,128.

Twelve of the lowest 20 median monthly owner costs were in Hawai‘i County.

Including:
266. Hilo: University Houselots – $1,513
268. Hawaiian Paradise Park – $1,493
269. Kealakehe – $1,490
271. North Kohala – $1,435
273. Hilo: Keaukaha – Pana‘ewa – $1,294
275. Pahoa – $1,254
276. Orchidland-Ainaloa – $1,251
279. Kalapana-Kapoho – $1,220
279. Hilo: Villa Franca-Kaiko’o – $1,171
280. Volcano – Mt. View – $1,149
281. Upper Puna – $1,143

MEDIAN GROSS RENT FOR RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS:

Five areas of Hawai‘i had median gross rents of $3,500 or more. Another nine areas had gross rents between $3,000 and $3,499.

Only two areas of Maui were listed in the top 100, all other areas were in Honolulu County.

Hawai‘i made the list at 137 with Waimea-Pu’u Anahulu at $1,562 followed by Kawaihae-Waikoloa at $1,484.

Seven areas of Hawai‘i County had median gross rents of $1,250 – $1,562.

Twelve areas in Hawai‘i County had a median gross rent under $1,000.

The lowest area of Hawai‘i County was Volcano Mt. View with a median gross rent of $730, followed by Ka’u with a median gross rent of $738.

View the full list here.

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