2019 American Community Survey 1-year data released

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Featured, Main, Whats New Releases

September 17, 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates today.  The release includes income, poverty, employment, housing, and other data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The 2019 ACS one-year estimates are available on data.census.gov, which is the Census Bureau’s new platform to access data and digital content.

In 2019, the State of Hawaii had 465,299 households—60.2% of which were owner-occupied and 39.8% of which were renter-occupied. At $83,102, the State of Hawaii’s median household income ranked the 5th highest in the nation.  Data for the 2019 ACS were collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore do not reflect the economic changes that began in February 2020. 

This year, new tables were added for households and families, foreign-born populations, health insurance and quality measures.  There were numerous changes to the reporting of households and families. Language describing relationships was updated to replace “husband/wife” with “spouse.”  Additionally, foreign-born population tables were modified to include more country of birth groups, including Micronesia.

Click here to view DBEDT’s full highlights.  More Hawaii data, including selected population profiles, data profiles and ranking tables are available on our American Community Survey page.