Hawaii Number One Carpooling State in US


October 9, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 American Community Survey reported Hawaii as No. 1 for percentage of workers that carpool to work. Hawaii came in at 16.2 percent of workers aged 16 and older carpooling by car, truck or van. So just under 66 percent of workers in Hawaii traveled alone by car, truck or van in 2008, which is really impressive.

As for the use of public transportation to get to work, Hawaii came in at No. 7, which is also something to be proud of. The number was almost 6 percent and excluded taxis.

The highest commute time went to New York at 31 minutes. Hawaii was 10th highest at 26 minutes. It would be interesting to see the breakdown of that number. How much of the statistic is owed to traffic? How much is owed to distance or quality of the road?

If you’d like to look at more data from the American Community Survey, you can check out the website at www.census.gov/acs where you can look up spending patterns or information about working and living for each state.

Thanks to Hawaii’s convenient location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we must have the cleanest air. That being said, it’s nice to know that residents have developed good habits for the health of the environment that makes Hawaii so special.

If you are interested in new developments on Maui, we recommend a look at the wonderful Lanikeha project. For vacant land sales, check the Kaanapali Golf Villas. There are also some very nice Puamana Condos for sale. Remember, if you have any questions not answered on our website, you can call (800) 367-5632 or email us at . We would love to assist you. Mahalo!

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