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Hawaii Almanac

The Hawaii Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Hawaii.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Hawaii. H. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 94. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union August 21, 1959, [ Find out more... ]
Capital Honolulu, [ Find out more... ]
Popular Name (Nickname) Aloha State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 6,459 square miles Rank among states 47rd
Land area 6,423 square miles Rank among states 47th
Water area 36 square miles Rank among states 50th
Greatest distance East to West 350 miles (Main eight islands.)
Greatest distance North to South 230 miles (Main eight islands.)
Highest point 13,796 feet (Mauna Kea) Rank among states 6th
Lowest point Sea level (Pacific Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 3,030 feet Rank among states 10th
Highest recorded temperature 100 degrees on April 27, 1931 at Pahala
Lowest recorded temperature 12 degrees on May 17, 1979 at Mauna Kea
Highest monthly average temperature 87.1 degrees Rank among states 26th
Lowest monthly average temperature 65.3 degrees Rank among states 50th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 110 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,211,537 Rank among states 42nd
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
188.62 Rank among states 17th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Honolulu 371,657 6. Pearl City 30,976
2. Hilo 40,759 7. Waimalu 29,371
3. Kailua 36,513 8. Mililani Town 28,608
4. Kaneohe 34,970 9. Kahului 20,146
5. Waipahu 33,108 10. Kihei 16,749
Median age 32.6
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 77.02 Rank among states 1st
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 6,277.0 Rank among states 7th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 261.2 Rank among states 44th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 6,015.8 Rank among states 4th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,851 Rank among states 21st
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$24,149 Rank among states 20th
Median household income (1993) $42,662 Rank among states 2nd

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Hawaii

Hawaii, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. 96 pages. Publisher: Whitecap Books; Updated edition (2002)

Hawaii is a tropical paradise for people, plants, and animals alike. Discover the culture of the islands on this photographic tour. Walk along the water of Waikiki Beach, on of the state's most popular attractions. Take in more than 10,000 awe-inspiring plants and animals that are unique to the state. Hike the rim of a restless volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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