Asset poverty rate: N/A
Average college graduate debt: $23,914
Unbanked households: 4%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6%
Food insecurity: 11.5%
Minimum wage: $10.10
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: n/a
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 3.7%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 7.1%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 21.1%
Poverty rate: 9.3%
Unemployment rate: 2.9%
High school graduation rate: 84.5%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 92.3%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 43%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 33.5%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 10%
Children in foster care: 1,706
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 47,099
Percent of children in immigrant families: 28%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 32%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 15.7%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.67%
People experiencing homelessness: 6,458
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 53,500
Percent renters: 41%
Total households: 465,299
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 215
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 63
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 16,902
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 62,000
EITC recipients: 94,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 1,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 22,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 8,648
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 156,241
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 25,584
Participants in all Head Start programs: 2,941
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 12%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 36,000
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: n/a
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 23%
Senior poverty rate: 8.7%
Women in poverty: 10.1%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Hawaii policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports