37 Facts About Hawaii

1. In 2013, Hawaii became the fifteenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage; a University of Hawaii researcher said the law may boost tourism by $217 million.

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2. Hawaii is the 50th and most recent US state to join the United States, having joined the Union on August 21, 1959.

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3. Hawaii is one of the 4 states in the US that have banned billboards.

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4. Hawaii is the only state in the United States to honor a king, celebrating King Kamehameha Day on June 11th since 1872.

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5. Hawaii is one of the two states in the United States that do not observe Daylight Savings Time.

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6. Hawaii is the only US state that commercially grows coffee, cacao, and vanilla beans.

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7. In 2006, Hawaii, known as the Aloha state, was home to nearly 1.3 million people, 24.9 percent of whom were white.

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8. In 2003, Hawaii had 24 community hospitals, which together provided about 3,100 beds.

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9. In 2004, Hawaii ranked 20th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a per capita income of $32,625.

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10. In 2004, Hawaii had 843,876 licensed drivers, and 4,318 miles of roads and streets.

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11. In 2004, Hawaii had a population density of about 196.6 persons per square mile.

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12. In 2006, Hawaii ranked 42nd in population in the United States with an estimated total of 1,285,498 residents.

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13. Hawaii is the site of an annual Professional Golfers' Association tournament and the world-famous Ironman Triathlon competition.

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14. In 2003, Hawaii employed 153,600 people in the travel and tourism industry.

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15. In 2003, Hawaii had 24 community hospitals with about 3,100 beds.

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16. In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, Hawaii was slated to receive $15.3 million in State Children's Health Insurance Program funds to help the state provide health coverage to low-income, uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid.

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17. In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Hawaii was listed as having 4,924 retail establishments with sales of $13 billion.

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18. In 2004, a total of 14,035 people in Hawaii were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM.

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19. Hawaii is the nerve center of US defense activities in the Pacific.

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20. In 2003, Hawaii spent $120,409,439 on homeland security, an average of $57 per state resident.

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21. In 2005, Hawaii had a total of 48 public and private-use aviation-related facilities.

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22. Hawaii is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean.

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23. Hawaii is the only state in the US where Coffee is grown.

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24. Hawaii is the only US state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands.

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25. Hawaii is the only US state whose majority of people are non-white.

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26. Hawaii is the only US state whose land area is increasing.

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27. Hawaii is the world's largest island chain, and it's the only US state completely made up of islands.

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28. The State of Hawaii filed an appeal for a re-hearing en banc.

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29. In a sense, the Democratic Party in Hawaii is sort like a popular eatery like Zippy's: Year after year, people keep coming back and there is constant business.

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30. Hawaii is represented in the United States Congress by two senators and two representatives.

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31. Center of population of Hawaii is located between the two islands of O'ahu and Moloka'i.

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32. In 1900, Hawaii was granted self-governance and retained Iolani Palace as the territorial capitol building.

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33. Along with Texas, Hawaii had formal, international diplomatic recognition as a nation.

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34. Hawaii is the only state to have never recorded sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures.

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35. Hawaii is the southernmost US state and the second westernmost after Alaska.

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36. Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 US states.

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37. Hawaii is the only US state located in Oceania, the only US state located outside North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands.

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