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Kauai County, Hawaii
Seal of Kauai County, Hawaii
Map
Map of Hawaii highlighting Kauai County
Location in the state of Hawaii

Hawaii's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1905
Seat Lihue
Largest City Kapa‘a
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,266 sq mi (3,279 km²)
620 sq mi (1,606 km²)
646 sq mi (1,673 km²), 51.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

71,735
108/sq mi (42/km²)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian time zone: UTC-10
Website: www.kauai.gov

Kauaʻi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It consists of the islands of Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Lehua, and Kaʻula. As of the 2010 Census the population was 67,091. The county seat is Līhuʻe.

The Kapa'a Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Kauai County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,266 square miles (3,280 km2), of which 620 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 646 square miles (1,670 km2) (51.0%) is water. The Pacific Ocean surrounds the county.

Adjacent county

National protected areas

  • Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
  • Huleia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 20,734
1910 23,952 15.5%
1920 29,438 22.9%
1930 35,942 22.1%
1940 35,818 −0.3%
1950 29,905 −16.5%
1960 28,176 −5.8%
1970 29,761 5.6%
1980 39,082 31.3%
1990 51,177 30.9%
2000 58,463 14.2%
2010 67,091 14.8%
Est. 2015 71,735 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 58,463 people, 20,183 households, and 14,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 people per square mile (36/km²). There were 25,331 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 29.5% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 36.0% Asian, 9.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 23.8% from two or more races. 8.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,183 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

Transportation

Lihue Airport serves the island of Kauai. Bus service is provided by The Kauai Bus.

Major Highways

  • Route 50
  • Route 51
  • Route 56
  • Route 58
  • Route 520
  • Route 540
  • Route 550
  • Route 570
  • Route 580
  • Route 581
  • Route 583

Communities

There are no incorporated communities in Kauai County.

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated place

Sister cities

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