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Kalawao County, Hawaii (HI)

County population in 2019: 65 (all rural); it was 147 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 0
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 0
Renter-occupied apartments: 68 (it was 115 in 2000)
% of renters here:

100%
State:

42%

Land area: 13 sq. mi.

Water area: 39.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kalawao County: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Public administration (34.1%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (20.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 55%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kalawao County, HI (2019)
    • 1929.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1421.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1421.9%Asian alone
    • 1218.8%Two or more races
    • 23.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 23.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 11.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

58.1 years
Hawaii median age:

39.6 years
Males: 29  (45.3%)
Females: 36  (54.7%)
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Average household size:
Kalawao County:

1.0 people
Hawaii:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $70,934 ($9,333 in 1999)
This county:

$70,934
Hawaii:

$83,102

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $967 (lower quartile is $469, upper quartile is $1,324)
This county:

$967
State:

$1527

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $0
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $0

Institutionalized population: 1
Kalawao County, HI map from a distance
Distribution of median household income in Kalawao, HI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kalawao, HI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.5%
Kalawao County:

8.5%
Hawaii:

9.3%
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Median age of residents in 2019: 58.1 years old
(Males: 56.7 years old, Females: 59.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.2 years old, Asian residents: 59.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 62.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalawao County is $780 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $917 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1159 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kalawao.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kalawao County: Waikau Cabin (A), Hale o Kane Heiau (B), Kōlea Powerhouse (C), Kula Pipe Line (D), Kula Pipeline (E), Maui Country Club (F), Palikū Cabin (G), Kaluanui Heiau (H), Kapalaoa Cabin (I), Hosmer Grove Campground (J), Kānekauila Heiau (K), Kanaio Prison Camp (L), Maui Drag Strip (M), ‘Ohe‘o Campground (N), Pi‘ilanihale Heiau (O), ‘Ukulele Camp (P), Kalahaku Overlook (Q), Loaloa Heiau (R), Mokae Landing (S), Mokulau Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kalawao County include: Saint Gabriels Church (A), Door of Faith Church (B), Kaulanapueo Church (C), Palapala Ho‘omau Congregational Church (D), Kanaio Church (E), Huialoha Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Puu Hele Cemetery (1), Keekeehia (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wai‘ānapanapa (A), Wai‘ele‘ele (B), Waiakuna Pond (C), Violet Lake (D), Nu‘u Salt Pond (E), Seven Pools (F), Hanakaoo Reservoir (G), Kōlea Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poohahoahoa Stream (A), Wahinepe‘e Stream (B), Pokakaekane Stream (C), Waiaaka Stream (D), Kinihapai Stream (E), ‘Ulu‘ini Stream (F), Papalua Stream (G), Palauhulu Stream (H), Kaulu Stream (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kalawao County include: Puamana Park (1), Ke‘anae Valley Lookout Park (2), Rainbow County Park (3), Hookipa Beach Park (4), Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area (5), Pua‘aka‘a State Park (6), Iao Valley State Park (7), Kanaha Beach Park (8), Kaumahina State Wayside (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Kanaio Beach (A), Pepeiaolepo Beach (B), Liho‘ula Beach (C), Keawalua (D), Spreckelsville Beach (E), Keonehelelee (F), Hāmoa Beach (G), Maka‘alae Beach (H), Kōkī (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Current college students: 0
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (67.2% naturalized citizens)

Kalawao County:

4.7%
Whole state:

19.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 15Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 100.0%

Kalawao County marital status for males Kalawao County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 84
  • One, attached: 1
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 1

Religion statistics for Kalawao County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant31
None87-
Kalawao County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:






Adult diabetes rate:
Kalawao County:

11.6%
Hawaii:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Kalawao County:

23.4%
State:

20.8%

Tornado activity:

Kalawao County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Hawaii state average. It is 5182142.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Kalawao County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Hawaii state average. It is 1456% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 173.8 miles away from Kalawao County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MD, Depth: 23.7 mi) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2018 at 22:32:54, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 MW, Depth: 3.6 mi) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from Kalawao County center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from the county center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Hawaii Hurricane Iniki, Incident Period: September 11, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-961: September 12, 1992, FEMA Id: 961, Natural disaster type: Hurricane

The number of natural disasters in Kalawao County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Oceania, n.e.c. (67%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kalawao County


  • Northern European (5%)
  • Belgian (3%)
  • Albanian (0%)
  • Alsatian (0%)
  • American (0%)
  • Egyptian (0%)
  • Iraqi (0%)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $1,000.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Hawaii.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Hawaii.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.8

Births per 1000 population in Kalawao County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Kalawao County
Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kalawao County
Persons enrolled in Medicare

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 54 (0 aged, 0 disabled)

Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 901

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65
  • Male householders: 20 (14 living alone), Female householders: 19 (13 living alone)
  • 6 spouses (6 opposite-sex spouses), 3 unmarried partners, (3 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4 children (4 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 10

Size of family households: 7 2-persons, 1 4-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27 1-person, 4 2-persons.

2 married couples with children.
1 single-parent households (0 men, 1 women).

80.0% of residents of Kalawao speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
16.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,040,000 ($8,254 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $0,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $824,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $0,000
Federal grants: $12,000
Federal procurement contracts: $185,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $0,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 25
Here:

225 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kalawao County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

-1.0
State:

5.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.9

Year house built in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • Year house built in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 12000 to 2009
  • 31990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 31970 to 1979
  • 101960 to 1969
  • 231950 to 1959
  • 131940 to 1949
  • 351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
Renter-occupied
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • 21 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 73 rooms
  • 154 rooms
  • 75 rooms
  • 26 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii
  • 2no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 262 bedrooms
  • 23 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kalawao County, Hawaii in houses/condos/apartments
Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kalawao County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kalawao County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 231 vehicle
  • 72 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

89.2% of Kalawao County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Hawaii.

Kalawao County:

89.2%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41
  • Other state: 17
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 3
  • West: 5
Year householders moved into unit in Kalawao County, HI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kalawao County
Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 84.6%No fuel used
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 2.6%Utility gas
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

100.0%
Hawaii:

20.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 0
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 0

Kalawao County on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"