Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.[10] Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.[11] Hawaii is the only U.S. state located outside North America.

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Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Grants

$2.2 billion three-phased Federal program that provides small businesses the opportunity to win federal R&D awards. Hawaii-based companies that receive federal Phase I feasibility study SBIR awards can apply for funds from HTDC’s Hawaii SBIR Matching Grant program.

Motion Picture, Digital Media & Film Production Income Tax Credit Tax Credits

A refundable tax credit based on a production company’s qualified Hawaii expenditures while producing a qualified film, television, commercial or digital media project. The credit was increased July 1, 2013 and now equals 20 percent of qualified production costs incurred on Oahu, and 25 percent on the neighbor islands (Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai). The credit cap was also increased from $8 million to $15 million per production.

Royalties Tax Exemption Tax Exemptions

Royalties derived from performing arts products are excluded from a Hawaii taxpayer’s income and not subject to state income tax.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)1,428,557
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)1,360,301
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)5.00
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,360,301
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.40
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201022.30
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201014.30
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201049.90
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201024.70
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20101.60
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.30
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 201038.60
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 201010.00
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 201023.60
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)8.90
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201022.70
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015110,238
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-201517.70
Housing units, April 1, 2010519,508
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201556.90
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015515,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20152,270
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015505
Median gross rent, 2011-20151,438
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015450,572
Persons per household, 2011-2015302.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201585.10
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201525.20
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201591.00
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201530.80
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20156.50
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent4.70
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201561.50
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201558.80
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)9,536,706
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)8,136,947
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)9,607,982
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)18,901,745
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)13,576
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201527
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201569,515
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201529,822
Persons in poverty, percent10.60
All firms, 2012118,454
Men-owned firms, 201260,409
Women-owned firms, 201244,453
Minority-owned firms, 201274,208
Nonminority-owned firms, 201274,208
Veteran-owned firms, 201211,148
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012101,334
Population per square mile, 2010212
Land area in square miles, 20106,423