Opportunity Zones in Hawaii

Hawaii has 25 designated opportunity zones, including 23 low-income communities, plus 2 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, just 19 percent of Hawaii’s census tracts are rural. But 32 percent of their opportunity zones are located in rural areas.

Urban vs. Rural in Hawaii Opportunity Zones

Hawaii Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Hawaii’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 107 351
Low-income communities 23 76 99
Contiguous 2 31 33
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $48,458 $55,983 $75,819
Poverty rate 20.68% 15.56% 10.81%
Unemployment rate 7.58% 7.62% 5.72%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $414,061 $427,502 $568,638
Median rent/month $1,153 $1,454 $1,683
Homeownership 36.72% 41.87% 55.53%
Severe rent burden 24.69% 29.33% 24.26%
Vacancy rate 12.86% 17.87% 12.88%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 16.01% 29.46% 24.63%
Black alone 1.28% 2.72% 1.84%
Hispanic 10.97% 11.36% 9.49%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 51.70% 39.08% 45.44%
Younger than 18 21.06% 22.14% 20.49%
Older than 64 15.86% 14.42% 16.71%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 50.39% 37.25% 35.40%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 18.71% 28.34% 32.44%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 4.00% 1.87% 3.99%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 68.00% 76.64% 80.91%
In a micro area 32.00% 23.36% 19.09%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Hawaii Counties & Cities

List of counties in Hawaii: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawao, Kauai, Maui

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Hawaii: Honolulu

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Hawaii

Website: Hawaii Business Development and Support Division

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Hawaii Hawaii 15001020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Hawaii 15001020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Hawaii 15001020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Hawaii 15001020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Hawaii 15001021504 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Hawaii 15001021601 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003005900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003007504 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008003 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Honolulu 15003008914 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Kauai 15007040104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Kauai 15007040604 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Maui 15009030404 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Maui 15009030901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Maui 15009031700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hawaii Maui 15009031900 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015

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