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Honolulu is the eighth-wealthiest U.S. city

By Erika Engle


Honolulu is at No. 8 among the top 10 richest cities in America according to a consumer finance website.

CashAdvanceOnline.net prepared a list of the richest and poorest markets using U.S. Census Bureau data, and Honolulu is the eighth-richest.

It is preceded by, in order, No. 1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., No. 2 Wash., D.C./Arlington-Alexandria Va., No. 3 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., No. 4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif., No. 5 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass., No. 6 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif. and No. 7, Anchorage, Alaska.

Honolulu is followed by No. 9 Manchester-Nashua, N.H. and No. 10, Napa, Calif.

Conversely, the site found the top 10 poorest markets to be Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas at No. 1, No. 2, Dalton, Ga., No. 3 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, No. 4 Gadsden, Ala., No. 5, Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Ariz., No. 6 Albany, Ga., No. 7, Monroe, La., No. 8, Cumberland, Md., No. 9, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and No. 10, Pine Bluff, Ark.

In some cases the markets extend beyond the city named, into the adjacent state.

Analysts used a range of indices to calculate which metropolitan areas are the poorest and richest, including income levels and poverty rates.

The 10 poorest markets have higher proportions of residents living below the federally defined poverty level. While 15.9 percent of Americans overall live in poverty, the number is at 36 percent in Brownsville, Texas, which is the highest in the nation, the report said.

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ejkorvette wrote:
Eighth Wealthiest? How about Number One in overall Incompetentcy!
on October 31,2013 | 06:41AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Per the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index: Hawai`i ......Number One ... Healthiest and Happiest State.
on October 31,2013 | 07:50AM
pcman wrote:
This is not surprising to me. It is the land that is expensive and adds to the wealth of the city. The average home owner in Honolulu is probably worth at least $200,000 more than the average home owner in the US, outside of the top seven cities. There are also probably more home owners per square mile in Honolulu than most cities because the lots are only half the size of other cities.
on October 31,2013 | 08:28AM
palani wrote:
You got it.
on October 31,2013 | 10:57AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Living in Paradise is the reason why we are the healthiest and the happiest state in the U.S. However, living in Paradise is expensive, but it's worth it.
on October 31,2013 | 11:34AM
pakeheat wrote:
aren't you glad they approve rail, right? LOL
on October 31,2013 | 08:35AM
HiNaihe808 wrote:
I feel poorer every year. They must be talking with the rich people coming to paradise.
on October 31,2013 | 07:21AM
HOSSANA wrote:
That's a bunch of B.S. Everybody and anybody that lives here knows the real truth and there is no way Honolulu is in the top ten wealthiest cities in the U.S....well, if you count all the damm taxes they take from your paycheck and in consumer goods, maybe, yes, but where is the wealth except the legislators who give themselves pay raises and the hunchback of notre dame governor....no, I agree with the comments of EJKORVETTE when he said Honolulu is no. 1 in overall incompetency....DEFINITELY!!!
on October 31,2013 | 07:40AM
matchosan wrote:
I would like to see the boundaries to this survey. Because there is lots of money hiding somewhere, for this to be true.
on October 31,2013 | 07:45AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I bet if that Oracle guy decides to move, we drop down to about 49th.
on October 31,2013 | 07:52AM
HIE wrote:
Not surprising that the 10 poorest are in Republican strongholds. Even Cumberland, MD is in Allegany county, which voted for Romney over Obama in 2012 by a 65% to 32% margin. If Republican ideas worked in reality, you would think enough trickle down would have happened that these red states wouldn't be so poor.
on October 31,2013 | 07:56AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Red states ......Least healthiest and happiest states.
on October 31,2013 | 08:03AM
ryan02 wrote:
The 10 poorest are also in the least educated states. Which came first? Being uneducated, and then becoming republican and poor? Or being republican, and then becoming dumb and poor? It's like the chicken and the egg.
on October 31,2013 | 08:11AM
control wrote:
According to Republican dogma, hard work is the only thing needed to become wealthy. Its obvious that republican economic policies don't work in their own back yards.
on October 31,2013 | 01:14PM
ryan02 wrote:
That's not what my accountant has been telling me. Wow, it's good to know that I'm wealthier than I thought.
on October 31,2013 | 08:02AM
pakeheat wrote:
Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming, LOL
on October 31,2013 | 08:36AM
MariaBetty wrote:
Hawaii has become the playground of the rich and locals are their service providers.
on October 31,2013 | 09:45AM
hanalei395 wrote:
It was one of the reasons for the expansion of America's "Manifest Destiny" (a nicer title for white supremacy) during the 1800's.
on October 31,2013 | 10:01AM
Sunny wrote:
Don't tell the Occupy Thomas Square folks about this!
on October 31,2013 | 10:55AM
coco8boone wrote:
Yes, the wealth we have in Hawaii is peace of mind, great weather, natural beauty that surrounds us, and all the necessities to live. Yes the cost of living makes us have to use cash wisely but Hawaii would be too crowded for all of us if it was inexpensive to live here. If you are grumbling that's just your nature.
on October 31,2013 | 11:01AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Funny...I lived here all my life and I've never seen this wealth that they're talking about.
on October 31,2013 | 11:58AM
MrMusubi wrote:
thanks prez obama, awesome job reviving the economy after gwb/cheney/t-pubs wrecked it & despite boehner/mcconnell blocking every/all effort.
on October 31,2013 | 06:33PM
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