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Kauai County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Kauai County
Location in the state of Hawaii
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Hawaii's location in the U.S.
Founded 1905
Seat Lihue
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,266.37 sq mi (3,280 km²)
622.44 sq mi (1,612 km²)
643.93 sq mi (1,668 km²), 50.85%
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,391/sq mi (3,626/km²)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10


Kauaʻi County is a county located in the U.S. state of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif. It consists of the islands of KauaʻiWp globe tiny.gif, NiʻihauWp globe tiny.gif, Lehua, and Kaʻula, in the state of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif. As of 2000 Census the population was 58,463. The county seat is LīhuʻeWp globe tiny.gif.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,280 km² (1,266 sq mi). 1,612 km² (622 sq mi) of it is land and 1,668 km² (644 sq mi) of it (50.85%) is water. The Pacific Ocean surrounds the county.

Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]

Government[edit | edit source]

Kauaʻi County has a mayor-council form of municipal government. Executive authority is vested in the Mayor of KauaʻiWp globe tiny.gif, elected by the voters on a non-partisan basis to a four-year term. Legislative authority is vested in the seven-member County Council. All members of the County Council are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis to two-year terms.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 58,463 people, 20,183 households, and 14,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 36/km² (94/sq mi). There were 25,331 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 29.51% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 35.99% Asian, 9.12% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 23.84% from two or more races. 8.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,183 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

Communities[edit | edit source]

Sister Cities[edit | edit source]

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