Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
What You Need to Know…
ABOUT OUR KANAKA MAOLI AND ISLAND CULTURE
- Persons of Asian ancestry comprise of 42% of Hawai‘i population, followed by Caucasians (25%), Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (9%), and another 21% who identified themselves as being of two or more races.
- In 2001, 48% of the marriages were of mixed ethnicity.
- In 2002, 41% of adults regularly attend religious services.
- In 2005, 6% of total faculty were Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian
- In 2003, there were 20,416 applicants for Hawaiian Homelands. 56.2 % of those applicants for Hawaiian Homelands were below 80% HUD Median Income Guidelines
- In Hawai‘i, the creative industries employed over 28,000 individuals, representing 5% of all jobs in the state. This workforce earned $1.08 billion, which average wages of $42,000, 16% higher than the average wage earner in Hawai‘i.
- Heritage and preservation grants from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts include funding for Samoan flag day celebration in Hawai‘i, the Okinawan cultural day camp for children, the Portugese ethnic festival and the Hawaiian Scottish festival. Last year, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority funded one hundred fifty nine festivals and natural resource events.
- The number of taro farms has dropped from 185 to 110 from 2000 to 2005
Sources: Hawai‘i 2050 Issue Book (2007); Hawai‘i Tourism Authority; Office of Hawai‘i Affairs; Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; University of Hawai‘i; and University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization.
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