Lihue, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lihue, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Lihue Census Designated Place had a population of 7,133 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lihue is located at latitude 21.9713 and longitude -159.353 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Lihue Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.78 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Lihue Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414088) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lihue Census Designated Place is located within Lihue Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lihue population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lihue: Lihu‘e.


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Lihue Census Designated Place, HI Boundary Map



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Lihue, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,133
Population in Households 6,969
Population in Familes 5,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density1 1,069
Diversity Index2 81
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,550
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,649
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,563 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 987 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $472,771
Average Home Value $508,163
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,747
Average Household Income $72,973
Per Capita Income $28,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.41%
Households 1.43% 1.35%
Families 1.3% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lihue, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lihue to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 71st
Population Density1 # 71 54th
Diversity Index2 # 87 42nd
Median Household Income # 86 44th
Per Capita Income # 66 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.