Honolulu enjoys the most extensive health insurance coverage of any major American city, with only 5.25 percent of its residents without coverage, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual program designed to generate data during the years between the Census Bureau’s head counts every 10 years. The bureau has been releasing 2008 ACS data in stages during the past month.

The data covered the 70 cities with civilian populations of 250,000 or more. The following are the 10 major U.S. cities with the lowest percentage of residents without health insurance and the 10 cities with the highest percentages. These rankings are limited to the cities proper, not their metropolitan areas.

Honolulu, 5.25% without health insurance
Boston, 5.76% without health insurance
Washington, 8.05% without health insurance
Seattle, 9.51% without health insurance
Virginia Beach, 9.67% without health insurance
Pittsburgh, 10.34% without health insurance
San Francisco, 10.39% without health insurance
Louisville, 11.21% without health insurance
St. Paul, 11.56% without health insurance
Lexington, Ky., 12.16% without health insurance
Buffalo, 12.35% without health insurance
San Jose, 12.88% without health insurance
Omaha, 13.97% without health insurance
Philadelphia, 14.07% without health insurance
New York City, 14.42% without health insurance
Wichita, 14.52% without health insurance
Nashville, 14.56% without health insurance
Minneapolis, 14.57% without health insurance
Sacramento, 14.60% without health insurance
Toledo, 14.63% without health insurance
Milwaukee, 15.13% without health insurance
Portland, Ore., 15.48% without health insurance
Anchorage, 15.72% without health insurance
Kansas City, 15.78% without health insurance
Indianapolis, 15.81% without health insurance
Baltimore, 15.95% without health insurance
Columbus, Ohio, 16.04% without health insurance
Raleigh, 16.73% without health insurance
Colorado Springs, 16.89% without health insurance
Cincinnati, 16.91% without health insurance
Bakersfield, Calif., 16.99% without health insurance
Jacksonville, 17.02% without health insurance
Albuquerque, 17.21% without health insurance
Oakland, 17.49% without health insurance
Charlotte, 17.51% without health insurance
San Diego, 17.54% without health insurance
St. Louis, 17.68% without health insurance
Plano, Texas, 18.28% without health insurance
Memphis, 18.33% without health insurance
Long Beach, Calif., 18.75% without health insurance
Stockton, Calif., 18.84% without health insurance
Detroit, 18.87% without health insurance
Cleveland, 19.63% without health insurance
Chicago, 19.76% without health insurance
Tampa, 19.85% without health insurance
Mesa, Ariz., 20.10% without health insurance
Tucson, 20.38% without health insurance
Fresno, 20.41% without health insurance
Oklahoma City, 20.68% without health insurance
Atlanta, 21.42% without health insurance
Tulsa, 21.76% without health insurance
New Orleans, 22.43% without health insurance
Anaheim, Calif., 22.50% without health insurance
Denver, 22.56% without health insurance
Corpus Christi, Texas, 22.57% without health insurance
Aurora, Colo., 23.27% without health insurance
Las Vegas, 23.46% without health insurance
San Antonio, 23.82% without health insurance
Riverside, Calif., 23.88% without health insurance
Arlington, Texas, 23.97% without health insurance
Newark, 24.29% without health insurance
Austin, 24.38% without health insurance
Phoenix, 25.22% without health insurance
Los Angeles, 26.17% without health insurance
Fort Worth, 26.67% without health insurance
El Paso, 30.35% without health insurance
Houston, 30.90% without health insurance
Santa Ana, Calif., 32.72% without health insurance
Miami, 34.91% without health insurance
Dallas, 36.97% without health insurance