Lihue, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 6,455.
Population change since 2000: +13.8%
Males: 3,344  (51.8%)
Females: 3,111  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Hawaii median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 96766.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $83,648 (it was $44,906 in 2000)
Lihue:

$83,648
HI:

$77,765

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,904 (it was $22,619 in 2000)

Lihue CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $659,345 (it was $252,400 in 2000)
Lihue:

$659,345
HI:

$617,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $756,213; detached houses: $781,602; townhouses or other attached units: $863,109; in 2-unit structures: $292,355; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $588,075; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,595; mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,401.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lihue: 109.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lihue, HI (2017)
    • 3,05141.4%Asian alone
    • 1,63022.1%White alone
    • 1,38518.8%Two or more races
    • 7249.8%Hispanic
    • 5347.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.3%Black alone
    • 220.3%American Indian alone

Races in Lihue detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Lihue, Hawaii as of January 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lihue is 199 to 1.


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Ancestries: Portuguese (3.2%), Ukrainian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 206 feet

Land area: 6.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,022 people per square mile   (low).

Lihue, Hawaii map

1,080 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

This place:

14.7%
Hawaii:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,246 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,005 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ewa, HI (96.7 miles , pop. 272,328).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2619.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Hanamaulu, HI (1.3 miles ),
Puhi, HI (1.5 miles ),
Wailua, HI (2.4 miles ),
Wailua Homesteads, HI (2.5 miles ),
Koloa, HI (2.8 miles ),
Kapaa, HI (2.8 miles ),
Omao, HI (2.9 miles ),
Poipu, HI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 21.97 N, Longitude: 159.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,357 (+113.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,943 (53.5%)

Area code: 808

Distribution of median household income in Lihue, HI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lihue, HI in 2017

Lihue tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Hawaii:

2.9%
Historical population in Lihue, HI
Historical housing units in Lihue, HI
Most common industries in Lihue, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.6%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Lihue, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
  • Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)

Average climate in Lihue, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lihue, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Lihue-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Hawaii state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 266.4 miles away from Lihue center
On 11/29/1975 at 14:47:40, a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 330.1 miles away from Lihue center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from Lihue center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 312.1 miles away from Lihue center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1973 at 20:26:28, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from Lihue center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kauai County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lihue topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lihue:

  • KAUAI HOSPICE (4457 PAHE'E STREET)
  • WILCOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, 3-3420 KUHIO HIGHWAY)
  • G N WILCOX MEM HOSP - SNF/ICF (3420 KUHIO HWY)
  • GARDEN ISLE HEALTHCARE (3-3420 KUHIO HIGHWAY, SUITE 300)
  • KAUAI DIALYSIS FACILITY (3224 ELUA STREET)
  • ST.FRANCIS HOME CARE SERVICES - KAUAI (4473 PAHE'E STREET, SUITE N)

Airports located in Lihue:

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) (Runways: 5, Commercial Ops: 25,908, Air Taxi Ops: 70,835, Itinerant Ops: 14,008, Local Ops: 13,769, Military Ops: 3,725)

College/University in Lihue:

  • Kauai Community College (Full-time enrollment: 815; Location: 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy; Public; Website: kauai.hawaii.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lihue:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 96 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 98 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 106 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 108 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 111 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 111 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 112 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

Public high schools in Lihue:

  • KAUAI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,198, Location: 3577 LALA RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • KAWAIKINI NCPCS (Location: 3-1821 J KAUMUALII HWY, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Lihue:

  • ISLAND SCHOOL (Students: 365, Location: 3-1875 KAUMUALII HWY, Grades: PK-12)
  • OLELO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 16, Location: 4340 NAWILIWILI RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lihue:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lihue: Kauai Lagoons Golf Course (A), Lihue Public Library (B), Lihue Music Hall (C), Kauai Museum (D), Kauai County Courthouse (E), Grove Farm Homestead Plantation Museum (F), Albert Spencer Wilcox Memorial Library (G), Kauai Fire Department Lihue Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Anchor Cove Shopping Center (1), Kuhio Mall Shopping Center (2), Lihue Shopping Center (3), Pacific Ocean Plaza Shopping Center (4), Rice Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lihue include: East Kauai Methodist Church (A), Lihue Baptist Church (B), Lihue Christian Church (C), Lihue Lutheran Church (D), Saint Michael and All Angels Church (E), Tensho Kotai Jingu Kyo (F), Lihue Hongwanji Mission (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: De Mello Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Puali Stream (A), Nawiliwili Stream (B), Hanamā‘ulu Stream (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lihue include: Isenberg Park (1), Lihue Park (2), Vidinha Stadium (3), Niumalu Beach Park (4), Nawiliwili Park (5), Lihue Civic Center Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Kalapaki Beach (A), Ninini Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kauai Museum - Gift Shop (4428 Rice Street), Kauai Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 4396 Rice Street Suite 101), Visitors Bureau Hawaii (4334 Rice Street), Activities of Kauai (3-3222 Kuhio Highway Suite 3), HVB (4334 Rice Street), Aloha Kauai Tours (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1702 Walekana St), 'ohana Helicopter Tours (Tours & Charters; 3416 Rice Street Suite 204), Ali'l Kayaks (Tours & Charters; Harbor Mall).

Hotels: Motel LANI (4240 Rice Street), Aston Kaha Lani (4460 Nehe Road), Kauai Inn Resort (2430 Hulemalu Road), Banyan Harbor Resort (3411 Wilcox Road), Marriott Kauai Resort & Beach Club (3610 Rice Street), Garden Island Inn (3445 Wilcox Road), Layne Steve (3445 Wilcox Road), Poipu Plantation Resort (1792 Pee Road), Marriott Vacation Club Kauai Beach Club (3610 Rice Street).

Birthplace of: Tyler Yates - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Mets, born: Aug 7, 1977), Masato Nakae - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Steve Cooke - Baseball player, Zay Harding - Globe Trekker and actor.

Kauai County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lihue and their reported violations in the past:

LIHUE-KAPAA (Population served: 31,337, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
KOKEE STATE PARK (Address: 3060 EIWA STREET #306 , Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2011)
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2008)
HAENA-WAINIHA (Population served: 1,180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
ANAHOLA FARM LOTS (Address: 3060 EIWA STREET, ROOM 203 , Population served: 385, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2006)
KAHILI MOUNTAIN PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-12-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-25-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lihue that have no violations reported:

  • KALAHEO-KOLOA (Population served: 11,382, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KEKAHA-WAIMEA (Population served: 5,392, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HANAPEPE-ELEELE (Population served: 5,028, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KILAUEA (Population served: 2,803, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANAHOLA (Population served: 2,223, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HANALEI (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLIHALE STATE PARK (Address: 3060 EIWA STREET #306 , Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANINI (Population served: 156, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • KOLOA GROVE FARM CO. (Address: 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy. , Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.2%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Lihue in 2010:

  • 98 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Lihue in 2000:

  • 99 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Lihue (2011 data):

  • American Savings Bank, FSB: 4318 Rice Street Branch at 4318 Rice St, branch established on 1987/01/23; Lihue Branch at 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, branch established on 1996/07/08. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $4,910.1 mil, Deposits: $4,107.0 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 57 total offices
  • First Hawaiian Bank: Lihue Branch at 4423 Rice Street, branch established on 1993/12/31; Kukui Grove Branch at 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Suite 1023, branch established on 1998/06/02. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $15,830.2 mil, Deposits: $12,165.6 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, 59 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Central Pacific Bank: Lihue Branch at 4364 Rice Street, branch established on 1969/11/01. Info updated 2010/08/20: Bank assets: $4,134.6 mil, Deposits: $3,489.2 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Central Pacific Financial Corp.
  • Finance Factors, Ltd.: Lihue Branch at 4393 Kukui Grove Street, Suite A, branch established on 1961/09/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $488.1 mil, Deposits: $408.1 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Bank of Hawaii: Lihue Branch at 4455 Rice Street, branch established on 1964/05/18. Info updated 2010/09/12: Bank assets: $13,868.5 mil, Deposits: $10,599.9 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Hawaii Corporation
  • Territorial Savings Bank: Kauai Branch at 4393 Kukui Grove Street, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,537.6 mil, Deposits: $1,189.2 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 27 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lihue:

Marital status in Lihue, HI
  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Lihue:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Hawaii average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lihue
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Lihue:

(Lihue, Hawaii Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lihue, HI (based on Kauai County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,10810
Other7,64830
Evangelical Protestant5,72544
Mainline Protestant3,03322
None40,577-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Kauai County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Kauai County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Kauai County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Here:

13.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kauai County:

7.6%
Hawaii:

9.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lihue:

56.5%
Hawaii:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lihue:

51.0%
Hawaii:

50.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

26.3
Hawaii:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lihue:

16.9%
Hawaii:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lihue:

20.6%
State:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lihue:

25.1%
State:

26.1%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
Hawaii:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Lihue:

80.1%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lihue, HI Residents

4.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($199,914 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Hawaii average:

5.19%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($645 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.07%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.88% ($50,428 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.20% ($39,102)
from Maui County, HI  0.19% ($51,429)


4.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Hawaii average:

5.62%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,856 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.20%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.84% ($44,279 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.18% ($65,226)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($38,520)
Businesses in Lihue, HI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Mazda1
AT&T1McDonald's3
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Costco1Sears1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks2
FedEx3U-Haul2
Ford1UPS3
GNC1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
Jamba Juice1Walmart1
Jones New York2YMCA1
Macy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lihue:

  • KQNG (570 AM; 1 kW; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KUAI (720 AM; 5 kW; ELEELE, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHCM (940 AM; 10 kW; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KJPN (1370 AM; 6 kW; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: DIAMOND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lihue:

  • KFMN (96.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • KAWV (98.1 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: O'HANA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • K211DQ (90.1 FM; KAUAI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAQA (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KITH (98.9 FM; KAPAA, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-TWO, INC.)
  • KHJC (88.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KTOH (99.9 FM; KALAHEO, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-ONE, INC.)
  • KSRF (95.9 FM; POIPU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KQNG-FM (93.5 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KSHK (103.3 FM; KEKAHA, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lihue:

  • K55DZ (Channel 55; LIHUE, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K51BB (Channel 51; LIHUE, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
Lihue fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lihue fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.9mTotal length
  • $13,677,000Total costs
  • 96,125Total average daily traffic
  • 3,405Total average daily truck traffic
  • 111,714Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lihue)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lihue, HI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lihue)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lihue)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
Fire incident types in Lihue, HI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lihue, HI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lihue, Hawaii:

  • Hilton Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 , Phone: (888) 805-3843, Fax: (808) 246-9085
  • Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 , Phone: (866) 940-2782
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lihue, Hawaii
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lihue, HI
  • 53.3%No fuel used
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Solar energy
  • 1.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lihue, HI
  • 70.7%No fuel used
  • 24.0%Electricity
  • 3.0%Solar energy
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lihue compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Lihue on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 (96766) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #78 (96766) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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