A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: HAWAII

HAWAII

Population (1994): 1,179,000 (up 6.3% from 1990); 0.5% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 900,000; 1994 turnout, 41%

Median age: 32.6 years

Median household income: $42,255 ($9,991 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5.9% (0.3% above U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 48% Bush (R): 37% Perot (I): 14%

Congressional delegation: Four Democrats, no Republicans

Hawaii is a place of ironies, geographically one of the most isolated places on Earth, yet home to an eclectic mix of cultures. Its isolation has produced 10,000 plant and animal species unique to the islands, and 60% of the babies born here...

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