Honolulu, Hawaii Population 2024

348,547

Honolulu is a city located in Honolulu County Hawaii. Honolulu has a 2024 population of 348,547. It is also the county seat of Honolulu County.Honolulu is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 347,181 in 2020.

The average household income in Honolulu is $115,513 with a poverty rate of 11.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Honolulu is 42.5 years, 40.8 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu and is a significant gateway both to Hawaii and the United States, as well as a major tourist destination. Honolulu is the westernmost and southernmost major U.S. city.

Honolulu is a major hub for military defense, international business, and travel. It is also the only Hawaiian city with a population greater than 50,000. At the last census in 2010, Honolulu's population was 390,700, which is believed to have grown to 402,500. This makes Honolulu the 46th most populous city in the United States, with a metropolitan area boasting a population of 955,000.

Honolulu Diversity

Asian Americans are the majority in Honolulu. The largest ethnic groups include Japanese (20%), Filipinos (13%), Chinese (10%), Koreans (4%), Vietnamese (2%) and Asian Indians (0.3%). Those of just Native Hawaiian ancestry is just 3.2% of the population today. Samoan Americans account for 1.5% of Honolulu's population, Marshallese people account for 0.5%, and Tongan people make up 0.3% of the population. Hawaii is the only U.S. state with an Asian majority.

Honolulu Population Growth

According to the last census, the population of the island of Oahu, on which Honolulu is located, grew 8.8% from 2000 to 2010. By 2030, the state as a whole is projected to have a population of 1.47 million, up more than 9% from the 2010 population of 1.34 million.

Honolulu itself is growing more slowly. After double-digit growth from 1900 to 1980, the city posted flat growth in 1990. Since then, growth has been much slower for several reasons. Among them, it is one of the most expensive rental markets in the United States. Honolulu's population is expected to continue its modest growth that lags behind the other Hawaiian Islands.

Honolulu was first inhabited by original Polynesian migrants, who lived in the area as far back as the 11th century. When Kamehameha I conquered Oahu, the royal court was moved from Hawaii to the island of Waikiki in 1804 and was moved again in 1809 to what is now Honolulu. The capital was moved again just three years later to Kailua-Kona.

The first foreigner to reach Honolulu Harbor was Captain William Brown of Great Britain in 1794, with many more ships following to create a focal area for merchant ships sailing between Asia and North America.

Kamehameha III moved the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom again in 1845 from Lahaina to Honolulu. The area transformed into a modern metropolis, and it became the commerce center for all of the islands.

Through the end of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, Honolulu had a turbulent history, including the overthrowing of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and annexation by the U.S. in 1898. In 1941, the Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, was attacked by the Japanese, which gained the city historical recognition. Despite this, Honolulu remains the largest city of Hawaii and the main airport and seaport.

Today, more than 7.6 million people visit the Hawaiian Islands, with most entering through the Honolulu International Airport.

Honolulu Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Honolulu was:

  • Asian: 52.3%
  • Two or more races: 18.71%
  • White: 17.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 8.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.79%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.19%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
60.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,757.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.39% (1,366)
The current population of Honolulu, Hawaii is 348,547 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 347,181.

Honolulu, Hawaii Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian182,29752.3%
Two or more races65,20718.71%
White60,12317.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander29,6578.51%
Black or African American6,2491.79%
Other race4,3681.25%
Native American6460.19%
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Asian

Two or more races

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Honolulu Population by Race

Honolulu Population Pyramid 2024

Honolulu Median Age

42.5

Total

40.8

Male

44.2

Female

Honolulu Adults

There are 290,115 adults, (74,351 of whom are seniors) in Honolulu.

Honolulu Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Honolulu Sex Ratio

Female172,99349.63%
Male175,55450.37%

Honolulu Population by Age

Honolulu Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All134,2642.524852
Non Family57,3851.2939.760.3
Married54,0973.4558.141.9
Female15,9183.4744.655.4
Male6,8643.2946.553.5
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3.27

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Honolulu Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Honolulu Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Honolulu Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.45%.

Honolulu Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,709

Average Earnings

$56,689

Average Male

$44,345

Average Female

Honolulu Earnings by Educational Attainment

Honolulu Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Honolulu Language

64.61% of Honolulu residents speak only English, while 35.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 31.97% of the population.

Honolulu Language

Honolulu Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian179,08415,0878.42%
Islander28,8338,34628.95%
Multiple63,5617,07811.14%
White53,3925,96411.17%
Hispanic24,5942,98012.12%
Black6,02480213.31%
Other4,19354212.93%
Native54213424.72%
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11.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.73%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Honolulu

The race most likely to be in poverty in Honolulu is Islander, with 28.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Honolulu is Asian, with 8.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Honolulu Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.21%
High School13.49%
Some College9.77%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
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Honolulu Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.87%
Female Unemployed28.52%
Female Employed5.43%
Male Employed4.11%
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Honolulu Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Honolulu Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Honolulu Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Honolulu Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Honolulu 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Honolulu Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19,028

Number of Veterans

17,111

Male Veterans

1,917

Female Veterans

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Honolulu Veterans by War

count

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Honolulu Veterans by Age

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Honolulu Veterans by Race

Honolulu Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Honolulu Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Honolulu Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Honolulu Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Honolulu Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.93%

Born in Honolulu

72.55%

Native Born

27.45%

Foreign Born

11.52%

Non Citizen

15.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.55% of Honolulu residents were born in the United States, with 47.93% having been born in Hawaii. 11.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Honolulu Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029321,210-3,173-0.98%
2028324,383-3,173-0.97%
2027327,556-3,173-0.96%
2026330,729-3,173-0.95%
2025333,902-3,173-0.94%
2024348,547
2024337,075-3,173-0.93%
2023348,547
2023340,248-3,173-0.92%
2022348,547-3,007-0.86%
2022343,421-3,173-0.92%
2021351,5544,3731.26%
2021346,594-1,793-0.51%
2020347,181-1,804-0.52%
2020348,3873,4010.99%
2019348,985-1,018-0.29%
2019344,986-2,399-0.69%
2018350,003-785-0.22%
2018347,385-2,605-0.74%
2017350,7881,1910.34%
2017349,990-2,031-0.58%
2016349,5971,6240.47%
2016352,0212080.06%
2015347,9732,8430.82%
2015351,8132,0490.59%
2014345,1304,4911.32%
2014349,7643740.11%
2013340,639-1,088-0.32%
2013349,3902,4410.7%
2012341,7276,4451.92%
2012346,9493,8301.12%
2011335,282-1,974-0.59%
2011343,1193,9851.18%
2010337,256
2010339,134-32,523-8.75%
2000371,6576,3851.75%
1990365,2722240.06%
1980365,04840,17712.37%
1970324,87130,67710.43%
1960294,19446,16018.61%
1950248,03468,70838.31%
1940179,32641,74430.34%
1930137,58254,25565.11%
192083,32731,14459.68%
191052,18312,87732.76%
190039,30616,40671.64%
189022,9005,90034.71%
188017,0003,00021.43%
187014,000-334,547-95.98%
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Honolulu Population by Year