The mid-sized city of Honolulu, Hawaii is home to approximately 351,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%). The majority of Honolulu residents rent, and 44% of residents own their homes. The average rent is roughly on par with the state average of $1,517 per month.
Honolulu has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%) compared to the national average (21%). Many Honolulu residents work in one of three industries: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Honolulu workers earn an average annual income of nearly $82,000, slightly less than their peers elsewhere in Hawaii. Honolulu, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Honolulu has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 36% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 6% of the city. Few workers (4%) commute on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.