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Honalo, Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
 • Total 29.3 sq mi (75.9 km2)
 • Land 29.3 sq mi (75.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,391 ft (424 m)
 • Total 2,423
 • Density 82.6/sq mi (31.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-16000
GNIS feature ID 0359266

Honalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 1,987 at the 2000 census.


Honalo is located at 19°33′34″N 155°55′47″W / 19.55944°N 155.92972°W / 19.55944; -155.92972 (19.559309, -155.929832).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 29.3 square miles (76 km2), all of it land.


2000 Census data

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,926
2000 1,987 3.2%
2010 2,423 21.9%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,987 people, 717 households, and 504 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 67.8 people per square mile (26.2/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 27.2 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 38.70% White, 0.50% African American, 0.35% Native American, 20.84% Asian, 9.41% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 29.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.

There were 717 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $46,827. Males had a median income of $27,270 versus $23,098 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,584. About 13.0% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


The Daifukuji Soto Zen Mission was built in Honalo in 1921.

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