September 13, 2018. The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing, and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2017. The Census Bureau releases 1-year data for communities with populations of 65,000 or more. About 1.7% of Hawaii’s population was surveyed in 2017.
There were modifications to multiple health insurance tables, including a change to the classification of the age group for children; the category now includes age 18. For health insurance tables relating to employment and work experience, the working age population is now defined as ages 19 to 64. There were also modifications to tables relating to age and sex, foreign born population, grandparents, income and earnings, industry, and marital history.
Two new tables on income and earnings were added. The tables provide estimates for the number of earners per family and the median earnings for the total population 16 years and over who worked full-time, year-round in the past 12 months. Additionally, there were new tables relating to group quarters, the citizen voting-age population, and health insurance.