Hawaii County

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Hawai'i County is a county located within the state of Hawaii, consisting of the island of Hawai'i. The popular name of the island is the 'Big Island'. The county seat is Hilo. The other majot cities or towns are Kailua-Kona and Kamuela. The map above shows the Hawaii County Council districts.

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Government

Hawai'i County has a mayor-council form of municipal government. Executive authority is vested in the Mayor, elected by the voters on a non-partisan basis to a four-year term. Legislative authority is vested in the nine-member County Council, each of whose members represent a district. Members of the County Council are elected on a non-partisan basis to two-year terms.



Geography

Land area 4,028 square miles. The island consists of five volcanoes: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Hualalai and Kohala. Mauna Loa and Kilauea are active volcanoes, while Hualalai is an active volcano, it last erupted in 1800 and 1801.

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Demographics

According to the U.S Census Bureau, the estimated population of Hawaii County is 162,971. [1].

  • U.S. Census: Year 2000 Hawai'i County racial data, percentage of total population [2]
    • White, 31.5%
    • two or more races, 28.4%
    • Asian, 26.7%
    • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 11.2%
    • Black or African American, 0.5%
    • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
    • other race, 1.1%
  • U.S. Census: Year 2000 Hawai'i County age data, percentage of total poulataion [3]
    • Persons under 5 years old, 6.1%
    • Persons under 18 years old, 26.1%
    • Persons between the ages of 18 and 65, 54.3%
    • Persons 65 years old and over, 13.5%


External Links

Hawaii County website

  • Hawai'i County Homepage (Hawai'i County)

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