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...