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The 2000 Census showed that Honolulu County had a population of 876,156 people. This represented 72.32% of the total population of Hawaii, making it the state's most populous county (out of 5 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Honolulu had a population of 907,574 people. This is an increase of 3.59% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010953,207+8.79%+5.03% since 2009
2009907,574+3.59%+0.53% since 2008
2008902,745+3.03%+0.45% since 2007
2007898,695+2.57%-0.53% since 2006
2006903,467+3.12%+0.35% since 2005
2005900,340+2.76%+0.66% since 2004
2004894,406+2.08%+0.72% since 2003
2003888,026+1.35%+0.61% since 2002
2002882,628+0.74%+0.62% since 2001
2001877,189+0.12%+0.12% since 2000
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2000876,156The Last Census

Honolulu County had 315,988 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Honolulu County has a total area<3> of 2,126 square miles [5,508 km²]. Of this total, 599 square miles [1,553 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (71.8%) being water (1,527 square miles [3,955 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Honolulu County had a population density of 1,460 people per square mile [564 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Hawaii.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Honolulu County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Honolulu and the state of Hawaii.

Click here for the Honolulu County QuickFact (QF-15003).

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Honolulu. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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