Honolulu County, Hawaii Population 2020

Honolulu County, Hawaii's estimated population is 986,429 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Honolulu County, Hawaii is the largest county in Hawaii.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018980,080-6,349-0.64%
2017986,429-6,263-0.63%
2016992,6921,3530.14%
2015991,3393,6900.37%
2014987,6491,4270.14%
2013986,2228,1490.83%
2012978,07310,7861.12%
2011967,28710,9911.15%
2010956,296120,06514.36%
1990836,23173,6669.66%
1980762,565133,38921.20%
1970629,176128,76725.73%
1960500,409147,38941.75%
1950353,02095,32436.99%
1940257,69654,80927.01%
1930202,88779,39164.29%
1920123,49641,50350.62%
191081,99323,48940.15%
190058,5040.00%

How Many People Live in Honolulu County, Hawaii?

986,429

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian419,85242.51%
Two or More Races232,22223.51%
White207,52521.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander93,9479.51%
Black or African American23,4722.38%
Some Other Race9,1120.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5080.15%

Honolulu County, Hawaii Population Pyramid 2020

Honolulu County, Hawaii Median Age

37.6


Total

35.9


Male

39.5


Female

Honolulu County, Hawaii Adults

There are 776,609 adults, (166,432 of whom are seniors) in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Honolulu County, Hawaii Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Honolulu County, Hawaii Sex Ratio

Female

489,992

49.61%

Male

497,646

50.39%

Honolulu County, Hawaii Households and Families

Honolulu County, Hawaii Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Honolulu County, Hawaii Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.9%37.1%
All55.8%44.2%
Male55.6%44.4%
Female52.3%47.7%
Non Family44.5%55.5%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All311,5253.0555.8
Married164,4073.7362.9
Non Family91,9531.3144.5
Female38,2213.9752.3
Male16,9443.8955.6

3.63

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Honolulu County, Hawaii Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,7654.08%
9th to 12th Grade28,8674.24%
High School Graduate178,52026.23%
Some College139,38220.48%
Associates Degree72,49610.65%
Bachelors Degree153,30622.52%
Graduate Degree80,37111.81%

Honolulu County, Hawaii Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian333,074294,951117,754
White132,608129,09565,678
Multiple Races121,628115,17831,558
Islander58,00751,0248,118
Hispanic47,58944,10911,683
Black14,88814,4404,271
Other Race5,8135,3791,887
Native American1,044936349

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.53%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,331$50,111$37,130
Less Than High School$25,943$28,393$22,346
High School Grad$32,668$38,121$28,012
Some College$40,532$47,582$33,957
Bachelors Degree$52,841$62,998$45,909
Graduate Degree$71,515$85,750$60,906

$42,331

Average Earnings

$50,111

Average Male

$37,130

Average Female

Honolulu County, Hawaii Language

Honolulu County, Hawaii Language by Age

Honolulu County, Hawaii Language

72.03% of Honolulu County, Hawaii residents speak only English, while 27.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 24.56% of the population.

Honolulu County, Hawaii Poverty

Honolulu County, Hawaii Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian412,71526,0196.30%
Multiple226,84520,3358.96%
Islander91,41519,67821.53%
White171,78512,1347.06%
Hispanic92,24810,70411.60%
Black20,8351,8528.89%
Other8,0448019.96%
Native1,39932022.87%

8.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.68%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Honolulu County, Hawaii

The race most likely to be in poverty in Honolulu County, Hawaii is Native, with 22.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Honolulu County, Hawaii is Asian, with 6.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.27%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.94%
High School10.74%
Some College6.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.05%
Male Unemployed20.47%
Female Employed4.87%
Male Employed3.29%

Honolulu County, Hawaii Income

Honolulu County, Hawaii Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$82,906$105,071
Families$97,139$118,446
Married Families$107,366$129,592
Non Families$47,948$63,926

Honolulu County, Hawaii Marital Status

Honolulu County, Hawaii Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Honolulu County, Hawaii Married by Age and Sex

Honolulu County, Hawaii Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Honolulu County, Hawaii Marital Status by Race

Honolulu County, Hawaii Veterans

77,513

Number of Veterans

68,372

Male Veterans

9,141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War28,183
Vietnam22,829
First Gulf War18,455
Korea5,430
World War II3,285

Honolulu County, Hawaii Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White28,33219.40%
Asian26,4557.37%
2 or More10,8847.56%
Hispanic5,98911.03%
Black5,48839.71%
Hawaiian4,9237.27%
Other1,20919.99%
Indian22220.33%

Honolulu County, Hawaii Veterans by Education

4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Honolulu County, Hawaii Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Honolulu County, Hawaii Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.22%

Born in Hawaii

80.49%

Native Born

19.51%

Foreign Born

7.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.49% of Honolulu County, Hawaii residents were born in the United States, with 53.22% having been born in Hawaii. 7.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Honolulu County, Hawaii

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990