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Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place had a population of 351,155 as of July 1, 2020. Urban Honolulu CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Urban Honolulu CDP is located at latitude 21.3257 and longitude -157.8454 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 60.52 sq. miles and a water area of 7.91 sq. miles.

The Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630783) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place is located within Honolulu Division of Honolulu County.


Urban Honolulu CDP, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 351,155 (100%)
Population in Households 337,846 (96.2%)
Population in Families 249,408 (71.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 13,309 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 5,800
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $67,455
Average Household Income $96,707
% of Income for Mortgage4 46%
Per Capita Income $36,891
Wealth Index5 106


Total HU (Housing Units) 149,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,148 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 75,473 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,054 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $734,629
Average Home Value $834,876
Housing Affordability Index3 57


Total Households 132,620
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 75,776
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.38% 0.24%
Households 0.23% 0.18%
Families 0.12% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%


Urban Honolulu CDP, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Urban Honolulu CDP to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 16 90th
Median Household Income # 97 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 23 15th
Per Capita Income # 43 72nd
Diversity Index # 126 17th

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