Papa Ola Lōkahi, as the designated Census Information Center in Hawai‘i,

is pleased to share the latest release from the Census Bureau:

Commuting Times, Median Rents and Language other than English Use in the Home on the Rise

 

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Hawai‘i-specific data may be found online: 

                      

Some of the highlights from the statistics released today:

Language.  Among people at least five years old living in Hawaii in 2012-2016, 26 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 8 percent spoke Spanish and 92 percent spoke some other language; 49 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

Percent of the Population 5 years and over who Speak a Language other than English in Hawaii in 2012-2016

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Education.  In 2012-2016, 91 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 31 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. An estimated 9 percent did not complete high school. 


The total school enrollment in Hawaii was 333,800 in 2012-2016. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 38,900 and elementary or high school enrollment was 195,500 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 99,500.

Educational Attainment of People in Hawaii in 2012-2016

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Papa Ola Lokahi acts as the Census Information Center in the Hawaii region and is here for all data inquiries and partnerships.  For more information, please call Ms. Emily Makahi at 808-597-6550.

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