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List of Cities and Counties in Hawaii

Discover Hawaii population facts easily with our list of counties and cities. Find out how many people live in each area, from big cities to small towns, and see how Hawaii’s population is spread out across the state.

Hawaii Counties by Population

A county is an administrative subdivision of a US state or territory. As of 2024, Hawaii is divided into 5 counties. Counties in Hawaii are the only legally constituted government bodies below that of the state. No formal level of government (such as city governments) exists below that of the county in Hawaii.

The average population of Hawaii counties is 288,311; Honolulu County is the most populous (1 million) and Kalawao County is the least (82). The average land area is 1275 sq mi. The largest county is Hawaii County (4,028 sq mi) and the smallest is Kalawao County (5.2 sq mi).

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#CountyPopulation 2021Area (sq. mi.)Density (people/sq. mi.)
1Honolulu County1,000,8905971,676.53
2Hawaii County202,9064,02850.37
3Maui County164,2211,120146.63
4Kauai County73,454622118.09
5Kalawao County825.215.77

Source: US Census report 2021

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Cities and Towns in Hawaii

There are no separate cities and Towns in Hawaii. Honolulu is both a city and a county.

list of Top census-designated places in Hawaii.

RankNamePopulation (2020)County
1Honolulu 350,964Honolulu
2East Honolulu50,922Honolulu
3Pearl City45,295Honolulu
4Hilo 44,186Hawaii
9Mililani Town28,121Honolulu
10Ewa Gentry25,707Honolulu
13Mililani Mauka21,075Honolulu
17Wailuku 17,697Maui
18Ewa Beach16,415Honolulu
20Ocean Pointe14,965Honolulu

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List of Counties in Hawaii 2024 | Top Cities in Hawaii