Lihue, Hawaii Population 2024

8,649

Lihue is a city located in Kauai County Hawaii. Lihue has a 2024 population of 8,649. It is also the county seat of Kauai County.Lihue is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -4.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,036 in 2020.

The average household income in Lihue is $113,633 with a poverty rate of 5.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lihue is 41.8 years, 40.1 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Lihue Demographics

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

  • Asian: 42.73%
  • Two or more races: 30.5%
  • White: 16.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 6.79%
  • Black or African American: 1.95%
  • Other race: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.23%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,296.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.28% (-387)
The current population of Lihue, Hawaii is 8,649 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,036.

Lihue, Hawaii Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian3,69642.73%
Two or more races2,63830.5%
White1,46716.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5876.79%
Black or African American1691.95%
Other race720.83%
Native American200.23%
showing: 7 rows

Asian

Two or more races

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Lihue Population by Race

Lihue Population Pyramid 2024

Lihue Median Age

41.8

Total

40.1

Male

42.6

Female

Lihue Adults

There are 6,586 adults, (2,053 of whom are seniors) in Lihue.

Lihue Age Dependency

90.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lihue Sex Ratio

Female4,59553.13%
Male4,05446.87%

Lihue Population by Age

Lihue Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7143.1259.940.1
Married1,2863.7667.632.4
Non Family9131.1454.345.7
Female3644.7748.651.4
Male1515.585545
showing: 5 rows

3.84

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lihue 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

Lihue Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lihue Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 71.84%.

Lihue Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,524

Average Earnings

$56,065

Average Male

$45,654

Average Female

Lihue Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lihue Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lihue Language

79% of Lihue residents speak only English, while 21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.66% of the population.

Lihue Language

Lihue Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian3,6131754.84%
White1,39716711.95%
Hispanic1,424634.42%
Other663045.45%
Multiple2,638291.1%
Islander583284.8%
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5.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.34%

Male Poverty Rate

6.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lihue

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lihue is Other, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lihue is Multiple, with 1.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.71%.

Lihue Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School6.76%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
Less Than 9th Grade5.57%
Some College4.75%
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Lihue Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed4.13%
Male Employed0.96%
Male Unemployed
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Lihue Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lihue Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lihue Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lihue Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lihue Marriage

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

Lihue Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lihue Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

549

Number of Veterans

521

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Lihue Veterans by War

count

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Lihue Veterans by Age

count

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Lihue Veterans by Race

Lihue Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lihue Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lihue Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lihue Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lihue 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

52.54%

Born in Lihue

81.84%

Native Born

18.16%

Foreign Born

8.52%

Non Citizen

9.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.84% of Lihue residents were born in the United States, with 52.54% having been born in Hawaii. 8.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lihue Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,649
20238,649
20228,6492783.32%
20218,371-665-7.36%
20209,0361,76924.34%
20197,267-114-1.54%
20187,3813174.49%
20177,064-132-1.83%
20167,196-164-2.23%
20157,3604055.82%
20146,9551912.82%
20136,764-725-9.68%
20127,4894065.73%
20117,0836289.73%
20106,455
20005,6741382.49%
19905,5361,53638.4%
19804,00087628.04%
19703,124-784-20.06%
19603,908380.98%
19503,870-384-9.03%
19404,254-4,395-50.82%
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Lihue Population by Year