Abundance of isle statistics
available on state Web site
Trivia buffs and those in search of business information can now go to their computer to find out that on an average day in 2002, there were 1.4 million people present in Hawaii, including 165,000 visitors, or that there were about 380,000 statewide cable TV subscribers, an increase of 16,000 subscribers from 2000.
The 35th edition of the state of Hawaii Data Book 2002 -- the most comprehensive source of statistics on the social, economic and political organization of Hawaii -- is now online at www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/db02/.
"The Data Book provides businesses, organizations and individuals with a wide range of reliable data that can be used for marketing, identifying trends and conducting comparative analyses," said Theodore E. Liu, director of the state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism. "The data can also be used to provide a better understanding of current issues facing our state."
The State Data Book is produced by the Department's Research and Economic Analysis Division. The new edition features 778 tables. Noteworthy examples of information that can be found in the new 2002 edition include:
>> According to the 2000 Census, 92 percent of our state's population lives in an urban area.
>> There were 73,000 jobs held by people working in Waikiki during 2002.
>> For every $1 billion spent by Hawaii's military, $1.8 billion in economic output and 24,650 jobs are created directly and indirectly.
>> Hawaii has one person on the Forbes 400, The Richest People In America list, Barbara Cox Anthony, with a net worth of $11 billion in 2003.
>> The percent of people 25 years old and over with a college degree has increased from 6 percent to 26 percent during the last 50 years.
>> There were 792,500 passenger vehicles registered in Hawaii for 2002, an increase of more than 2 percent from the previous year. In about the same period of time, the state's population grew by 1.5 percent.