December 9, 2016.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 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 Hawaii’s population. The Census Bureau releases 5-year data for all census geographic areas down to the block group level. Over 9% of Hawaii’s population were surveyed between this 2011 to 2015 period.
Top data categories were changed for some key housing tables. 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 our state which had higher median values. Click here for Hawaii data.