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Geog 366 --- State Data Book Assignment

The purpose of this exercise is to familiarize you with the Hawaii State Data Book. Several editions are available on DBEDT's (Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism's) website. This link (http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/databook) should take you to several recent editions.

Using the most recent edition, please answer the following questions. For this exercise, the tables in these sections will be more helpful:

To make life easier, you can print this web-page and write the answers on the sheet (and your name) on the same sheet to hand-in.
  1. Which edition of the Data Book are you using?
  2. What is the land area of Oahu?
  3. What are the names and elevations of the five tallest peaks on Oahu?





  4. What are the population counts for the State of Hawaii, Oahu (i.e. Honolulu County) , and Honolulu CDP in the 2010 U.S. Census data?


  5. What are the Average annual precipitation figures at the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki and the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa?

  6. Graph and briefly describe the changes in population on Oahu between 1831 and 2010.








  7. In what year did Oahu's population become more than 50% urban?

  8. Using the current "Population Characteristics of Oahu Neighborhoods" (probably about Table 1.16), what is the range of average sizes of households across these statistical neighborhoods? and which neighborhoods have the lowest and the highest household sizes?

  9. Finally, compare the column headings in the "Population Charateristics of Oahu Neighborhoods" table that you used above to those found in the 1998 Databook's Table 1.14 "Characteristics of Oahu Neighborhoods: 1990" which were: "Resident Population", "Households", "Average Household Size", "Percent College Grads", and "Median Household Income". Which data are missing in the more recent Data Books? Why do you suppose that might that have changed? Which version of the table would you rather have? Why?
Excerpt from Hawaii Statae Data Book 1998, Table 1.14,
Characteristics of Oahu Neighborhoods: 1990

Neighborhood		Percent		Median		
			College		Household
			Graduates 	Income

Oahu Total		24.6		40,581

Hawaii Kai		41.7		65,901
Kuliouou-Kalani Iki	45.0		65,844
Waialae-Kahala		46.3		66,228
Kaimuki			26.8		45,397
Diamond Head/Kapahulu
 St Louis Heights	27.3		39,357
Palolo			20.7		40,844
Manoa			44.5		51,866
McCully/Moiliili	27.8		31,974
Waikiki			29.4		26,980
Makiki/Tantalus		36.0		33,623
Ala Moana/Kakaako	26.0		25,162
Nuuanu/Punchbowl	30.1		44,199
Downtown		26.6		25,436
Liliha/Kapalama		21.7		43,164
Kalihi/Palama		 9.1		25,647
Kalihi Valley 		 9.5		39,794
Moanalua		24.9		43,706 
Aliamanu/Salt Lake	23.3		38,078
Airport			19.3		29,989
Aiea			24.4		45,585
Pearl City		22.3		55,053
Waipahu			15.9		46,501
Ewa			15.9		40,679
Waianae Coast		 8.9		32,392
Mililani/Waipio		30.9		51,807
Wahiawa			12.6		29,767
North Shore		18.9		37,209
Koolauloa		22.2		35,283
Kahaluu			26.4		50,454
Kaneohe			26.4		51,497
Kailua			34.5		56,788
Waimanalo		10.1		42,763
Mokapu/Kaneohe MCAS	13.3		26,927