Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2016 ACS 5-year data. Click here to read the press release.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 7, 2017. During the 2012-2016 period, the Census Bureau surveyed a total of 48,457 households, an average of 9,691 households per year. Over 9% of Hawaii’s population were surveyed between this 2012 to 2016 period.

The 2012-2016 ACS dataset includes new and modified tables on language spoken at home  and household language for limited English speakers. Over 45 different social, demographic, economic, and housing topics are summarized in the ACS, and average figures for the 5-year time period of 2012-2016 may be obtained for the state level and down to smaller areas such as the census tract level.

Comparative data for smaller geographic areas such as census-designated places and census tracts are again available. Tables include comparative data for the 2007-2011 period and the 2012-2016 period. They include information about whether any of the differences were statistical significance. Caution must be taken when studying an area, however, as
area boundaries may have changed between the two time periods being studied.

The following analyses were based upon the ranking of the 316 census tracts in Hawaii which had a population. The numbers presented below are averages over the 2012-2016 time period. Tables included in these highlights display only the 20 top ranking census tracts. For the complete list and for the margin of errors, see the Excel data file.

Click here to view the DBEDT Highlights document.

Click here to view the ACS dataset spreadsheet.

The highlights, along with small area profile data for Hawaii, may be found here on the DBEDT website.

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