is a town located in Kauai County, Hawaii
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 5,674. It is the county seat
of Kauai County6
Geography\nLihue is located at 21°58'29" North, 159°21'56" West (21.974810, -159.365576)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 18.4 km²
). 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.11% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 5,674 people, 2,178 households, and 1,420 families residing in the town. The population density
is 346.6/km² (898.3/mi²). There are 2,399 housing units at an average density of 146.6/km² (379.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 22.75% White, 0.21% African American
, 0.23% Native American
, 49.24% Asian
, 6.43% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 20.46% from two or more races. 6.52% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,178 households out of which 25.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.16.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $44,906, and the median income for a family is $56,875. Males have a median income of $38,713 versus $28,032 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,619. 4.6% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.3% are 65 or older.
Lihue is served by Lihue Airport