Hawaii County, Hawaii

Environmental and societal risk assessment

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Natural disasters summary

Societal risks summary

Natural Disaster Score

Risk score16.85%

Societal Risk Score

Risk score23.22%

202,906 inhabitants

5.5% unemployment rate

$70.31k median HH income

15.7 crimes per 1000 residents

19 residents per km²

12.2% poverty rate

5.06 income inequality

81 years life expectancy

Source: USDA ERS County-level datasets 2020; County Health Rankings 2022; Augurisk crime data

Natural disaster risk assessment

Risk score16.85%

Average disaster risk exposure for Hawaii County, Hawaii

History of natural disasters

List of recorded natural disasters and incidents in Hawaii County


Storm events

Risk score28.93%

Hawaii County

Source: Risk scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on historical data, involving a frequency and severity analysis of various storm events. NOAA Storm events database.

Coastal Flooding

Hawaii County is not exposed to coastal flooding.

Source: Scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on local elevation, storm events incidence, and expected sea level rise. Elevation data - USGS 3DEP Elevation program. Sweet, W.V., R.E. Kopp, C. P. Weaver, J. Obeysekera, R. M. Horton, E.R. Thieler and C. Zervas (2017), Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States. NOAA Tech. Rep. NOS CO-OPS 83.

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Societal Risks

Risk score23.22%

Average societal risk exposure for Hawaii County, Hawaii

Crime Risk

Risk score19.35%

The Hawaii County

Source:
Data and scoring by Augurisk, based on predictions generated using a tree-based learning algorithm. The methodology for the model, which uses 188 predictors and was trained on 11 U.S. cities, is published in an international peer-reviewed academic journal. Violent crime predictions include simple assaults.

Ashby, M.P.J. (2019): Studying Crime and Place with the Crime Open Database. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences 4(1), pp. 65-80; U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey, 2014-2018 5-Year Estimates; The methodology behind Augurisk crime scores was published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Lamari, Y.; Freskura, B.; Abdessamad, A.; Eichberg, S.; de Bonviller, S. Predicting Spatial Crime Occurrences through an Efficient Ensemble-Learning Model. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 645.

Air Quality

Risk score19.36%

The Hawaii County

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on daily median and maximal Air Quality Indexes (AQI) in the last 3 years, averaged over the county’s area.
U.S. EPA AirNow program.

Hospital Infrastructure

6 hospitals

504 hospital beds

131 dentists

7 physicians per 10k residents

25 beds per 10K residents

585 mental health providers

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data: Hospitals.
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 2019.

Nuclear Power Plants

Hawaii County has no nuclear power plants.

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on nuclear reactor characteristics and waste storage sites in the county. Data on nuclear reactors and waste storage sites retrieved from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s high-value datasets.

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