Title: Real Median Household Income in Hawaii
Series ID: MEHOINUSHIA672N
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Release: Income and Poverty in the United States
Seasonal Adjustment: Not Seasonally Adjusted
Frequency: Annual
Units: 2018 CPI-U-RS Adjusted Dollars
Date Range: 1984-01-01 to 2018-01-01
Last Updated: 2019-09-10 2:32 PM CDT
Notes: Household data are collected as of March.
Consumer Price Index research series using current methods (CPI-U-RS)
presents an estimate of the CPI for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) that
incorporates most of the improvements made over that time span into
the entire series. More information can be found at
https://www.bls.gov/cpi/research-series/home.htm.
As stated in the Census's "Source and Accuracy of Estimates for
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States:
2011" (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/p60_243sa.pdf):
Estimation of Median Incomes. The Census Bureau has changed the
methodology for computing median income over time. The Census Bureau
has computed medians using either Pareto interpolation or linear
interpolation. Currently, we are using linear interpolation to
estimate all medians. Pareto interpolation assumes a decreasing
density of population within an income interval, whereas linear
interpolation assumes a constant density of population within an
income interval. The Census Bureau calculated estimates of median
income and associated standard errors for 1979 through 1987 using
Pareto interpolation if the estimate was larger than $20,000 for
people or $40,000 for families and households. This is because the
width of the income interval containing the estimate is greater than
$2,500.
We calculated estimates of median income and associated standard
errors for 1976, 1977, and 1978 using Pareto interpolation if the
estimate was larger than $12,000 for people or $18,000 for families
and households. This is because the width of the income interval
containing the estimate is greater than $1,000. All other estimates of
median income and associated standard errors for 1976 through 2011
(2012 ASEC) and almost all of the estimates of median income and
associated standard errors for 1975 and earlier were calculated using
linear interpolation.
Thus, use caution when comparing median incomes above $12,000 for
people or $18,000 for families and households for different years.
Median incomes below those levels are more comparable from year to
year since they have always been calculated using linear
interpolation. For an indication of the comparability of medians
calculated using Pareto interpolation with medians calculated using
linear interpolation, see Series P-60, Number 114, Money Income in
1976 of Families and Persons in the United States
(www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-114.pdf).
DATE VALUE
1984-01-01 66659
1985-01-01 64634
1986-01-01 63614
1987-01-01 74261
1988-01-01 67583
1989-01-01 68695
1990-01-01 72729
1991-01-01 67155
1992-01-01 74088
1993-01-01 73208
1994-01-01 71027
1995-01-01 70334
1996-01-01 66785
1997-01-01 64060
1998-01-01 63039
1999-01-01 67284
2000-01-01 75373
2001-01-01 67447
2002-01-01 66210
2003-01-01 70941
2004-01-01 74949
2005-01-01 76803
2006-01-01 75496
2007-01-01 77726
2008-01-01 71927
2009-01-01 65289
2010-01-01 68719
2011-01-01 66068
2012-01-01 61648
2013-01-01 69355
2014-01-01 75619
2015-01-01 68379
2016-01-01 75480
2017-01-01 75393
2018-01-01 80108