Honolulu City & County

Honolulu City & County, Hawaii

530 S King St Rm 100
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 523-4352
Fax: (808) 527-6888
www.co.honolulu.hi.us

Between the islands of Kauai and Molokai; bordered on west by Kauai Channel and on southeast by Kaiwi Channel. Established 1905 (prior to statehood); legally the City and County of Honolulu with one municipal government; includes the islands of Oahu and small ones northwest of Kauai. About 80% of the state's population lives in Honolulu County. Name Origin: From two Polynesian words, hono 'fair haven' and lulu 'calm' or 'quiet,' referring to Mamala Bay, into which Pearl Harbor opens.

Area (sq mi):: 2126.85 (land 599.77; water 1527.08) Population per square mile: 1509.40
Population 2005: 905,266 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 3.30%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 876,156 (White 20.00%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 6.70%; Asian 46.00%; Other 30.30%). Foreign born: 19.20%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $21,998; median household $51,914; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,393-$32,463
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Honolulu County seat (377,260)

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