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BREAKING NEWS - Kauai County, HI Section 8 Opening 8/3/16
BREAKING NEWS - Kauai County, HI Section 8 Opening 8/3/16
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: AffordableHousingOnline
Hanalei Flooding courtesy Kauai County
Hanalei Flooding courtesy Kauai County
Published: 2013/03/27
Channel: Star-Advertiser
Lawai International Center (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Lawai International Center (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Jimmie Rhee
Kauai county sky is falling
Kauai county sky is falling
Published: 2011/02/16
Channel: doctoroctos
2017 D2 Kauai County Boys Basketball Championship
2017 D2 Kauai County Boys Basketball Championship
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Matt Gonsalves
Kauai County Vacation
Kauai County Vacation
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: Robert Floyd
Kauai County Council Candidates - 2nd Group
Kauai County Council Candidates - 2nd Group
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: The Garden Island
Kauai county struck by harsh rain
Kauai county struck by harsh rain
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: KITV
kauai county fair 2016 !! Day 1 & 2
kauai county fair 2016 !! Day 1 & 2
Published: 2016/08/29
Channel: melissam 12
Hume 2016 - Kauai Summer Wrap Up
Hume 2016 - Kauai Summer Wrap Up
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Hume Lake Christian Camps
Hot Hawaiian night Kauai county
Hot Hawaiian night Kauai county
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: JOELYNN KALUAHINE
Kauai County GOP Convention April 8 2017
Kauai County GOP Convention April 8 2017
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: Andrew Walden
Hawaii- Kauai summer 2016
Hawaii- Kauai summer 2016
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Christian Price-wright
Kauai County Winter League youth basketball game
Kauai County Winter League youth basketball game
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Kauai Sports
Hanakapiai Stream Courtesy Kauai County
Hanakapiai Stream Courtesy Kauai County
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: Star-Advertiser
Ed Justus for Kauai County Council (Hoike TV - Kaua
Ed Justus for Kauai County Council (Hoike TV - Kaua'i, Hawaii)
Published: 2010/10/04
Channel: TalkStoryBookstore
Hot Hawaiian night! Kauai county building
Hot Hawaiian night! Kauai county building
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: JOELYNN KALUAHINE
Platinum Luxury Auctions: Hawaiian Island Oasis | Princeville | Kauai, Hawaii
Platinum Luxury Auctions: Hawaiian Island Oasis | Princeville | Kauai, Hawaii
Published: 2016/06/22
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Hanalei Bay Beachfront - Kauai, Hawaii - Kauai Real Estate
Hanalei Bay Beachfront - Kauai, Hawaii - Kauai Real Estate
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Kauai Sports
Hanalei Bay, Kauai County, Hi
Hanalei Bay, Kauai County, Hi
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: Marvin Green
Kauai property
Kauai property
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Skye Jensen
Inaugurations held for Hawaii, Kauai mayors, county councils
Inaugurations held for Hawaii, Kauai mayors, county councils
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: KHON2 News
Kauai County Farm Bureau FAIR
Kauai County Farm Bureau FAIR
Published: 2009/08/28
Channel: Kauai Sports
2014 Kauai County Fair!!!
2014 Kauai County Fair!!!
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Brett Soboleski
Hawaii Vlog: July 2015 | Lihue, Kauai & Honolulu, Oahu
Hawaii Vlog: July 2015 | Lihue, Kauai & Honolulu, Oahu
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: Priscila Japardhana
Hanalei pier Kauai Hawaii HI 360 VR raw 2016OCT08
Hanalei pier Kauai Hawaii HI 360 VR raw 2016OCT08
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: Tano Mack
Hawaii kauai vacations
Hawaii kauai vacations
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: sergio bartolo
Dustin Barca Testifies Kauai County Council Sept  27, 2013
Dustin Barca Testifies Kauai County Council Sept 27, 2013
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
HAWAIIAN HISTORY ON FILM - Unveiling of Captain James Cook monument Kauai, Waimea, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN HISTORY ON FILM - Unveiling of Captain James Cook monument Kauai, Waimea, Hawaii
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: KOKUA FILMS HAWAII
Felicia Cowden for Kauai County Council
Felicia Cowden for Kauai County Council
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: bruce smalling
Honolulu & Kauai Hawaii.
Honolulu & Kauai Hawaii.
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: saima M
Kauai County Fair 2013 part 1
Kauai County Fair 2013 part 1
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: Paradox Lockdown
Walter Ritte Testimony Kauai County Council Sept  9, 2013
Walter Ritte Testimony Kauai County Council Sept 9, 2013
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Highlights of the Mayor asking the Kauai County Council to defer Bill 2491 Oct  8,2013
Highlights of the Mayor asking the Kauai County Council to defer Bill 2491 Oct 8,2013
Published: 2013/10/12
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
County of Kauai Mayoral Candidates Forum
County of Kauai Mayoral Candidates Forum
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: The Garden Island
Felicia Alongi Cowden Testifies Kauai County Council Sept  27, 2013
Felicia Alongi Cowden Testifies Kauai County Council Sept 27, 2013
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Kanaka Maoli testifies Kauai County Council Sept  27, 2013
Kanaka Maoli testifies Kauai County Council Sept 27, 2013
Published: 2013/10/03
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
05 APEC 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase - Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Kauai County
05 APEC 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase - Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Kauai County
Published: 2011/05/06
Channel: APEC2011Hawaii
Paul Achitoff Kauai County Council Aug 5,2013
Paul Achitoff Kauai County Council Aug 5,2013
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Riding the Pharaoh
Riding the Pharaoh's Fury at Kauai County Fair
Published: 2010/08/29
Channel: Jojogirl
Waimea Resident Wendell Kabutan Testifies Kauai County Council Bill 2491 Oct  15, 2013
Waimea Resident Wendell Kabutan Testifies Kauai County Council Bill 2491 Oct 15, 2013
Published: 2013/10/17
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Hoku Cabebe & Journey Zephier Testimony Kauai County Council Sept  27, 2013
Hoku Cabebe & Journey Zephier Testimony Kauai County Council Sept 27, 2013
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Kauai Real Estate - West Side, Week of July 23, 2017
Kauai Real Estate - West Side, Week of July 23, 2017
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Island Homes TV
Kauai Real Estate - North Shore, Week of July 30, 2017
Kauai Real Estate - North Shore, Week of July 30, 2017
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: Island Homes TV
Dept of Health questioned by Kauai County Council
Dept of Health questioned by Kauai County Council
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Journey Urges Kauai County, Pass Bill 2491 on Pesticides and GMO
Journey Urges Kauai County, Pass Bill 2491 on Pesticides and GMO's
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: GMO Free Kauai Ohana
August 5, 2013 Kauai County Council Yukimura Questions Plant Biologist.
August 5, 2013 Kauai County Council Yukimura Questions Plant Biologist.
Published: 2013/08/10
Channel: Mom's Hui Kaua'i
Pono Hawaii Initiative With Gary Hooser
Pono Hawaii Initiative With Gary Hooser
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
Kauai County Council Primary First Results
Kauai County Council Primary First Results
Published: 2010/09/19
Channel: Kauai Sports
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Kauai County, Hawaii
Seal of Kauai County, Hawaii
Seal
Map of Hawaii highlighting Kauai County
Location in the U.S. state of Hawaii
Map of the United States highlighting Hawaii
Hawaii's location in the U.S.
Founded 1905
Government
• Mayor

Bernard Carvalho
Seat Lihue
Largest community Kapa‘a
Area
 • Total 1,266 sq mi (3,279 km2)
 • Land 620 sq mi (1,606 km2)
 • Water 646 sq mi (1,673 km2), 51.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 72,029
 • Density 108/sq mi (42/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10
Website www.kauai.gov

Kauaʻi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It consists of the islands of Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Lehua, and Kaʻula. As of the 2010 Census the population was 67,091.[1] The county seat is Līhuʻe.[2]

The Kapa'a Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Kauai County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,266 square miles (3,280 km2), of which 620 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 646 square miles (1,670 km2) (51.0%) is water.[3] The Pacific Ocean surrounds the county.

Adjacent county[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Government and Politics[edit]

Kauaʻi County has a mayor-council form of municipal government. Executive authority is vested in the Mayor of Kauaʻi, elected by the voters on a non-partisan basis to a four-year term. Legislative authority is vested in the seven-member County Council. All members of the County Council are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis to two-year terms.

United States Congress[edit]

Kauai County, like the rest of Hawaii, is represented entirely by Democrats in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Mazie Hirono Democratic 2013 Junior Senator
  Senate Class 3 Brian Schatz Democratic 2012 Senior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Kauai County Represented
  District 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 2013 entire county

Hawaii Legislature[edit]

Hawaii Senate[edit]

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Kaua'i County Represented
  8 Ron Kouchi Democratic 2010 entire county

Hawaii House of Representatives[edit]

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Kaua'i County Represented
  14 Nadine Nakamura Democratic 2016 Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Anahola, Kapa'a, Wailua
  15 James Tokioka Democratic 2007 Wailuā Homesteads, Hanamā'ulu, Līhu'e, Puhi, Kōloa, 'Ōma'o
  16 Dee Morikawa Democratic 2011 Ni'ihau, Lehua, Kōloa, Waimea

Elections[edit]

Federal[edit]

Kauai County has traditionally been a solid Democratic stronghold. The county has not voted Republican since the 1984 election, when it narrowly voted in favour of Ronald Reagan.

Kauai County vote
by party in presidential elections
[4]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 28.8% 7,574 62.5% 16,456 8.7% 2,305
2012 24.1% 6,121 73.5% 18,641 2.4% 610
2008 22.9% 6,245 75.0% 20,416 2.1% 563
2004 39.2% 9,740 60.0% 14,916 0.9% 220
2000 30.2% 6,583 61.9% 13,470 7.9% 1,720
1996 25.3% 5,325 63.5% 13,357 11.1% 2,338
1992 32.8% 6,274 56.0% 10,715 11.2% 2,138
1988 41.0% 8,298 58.1% 11,770 1.0% 198
1984 50.5% 9,249 48.3% 8,862 1.2% 221
1980 35.4% 5,883 54.6% 9,081 10.0% 1,657
1976 43.2% 6,278 55.8% 8,105 1.0% 139
1972 58.4% 7,571 41.6% 5,401
1968 36.5% 4,140 62.2% 7,051 1.4% 155
1964 18.5% 1,971 81.6% 8,713
1960 55.0% 5,655

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 20,734
1910 23,952 15.5%
1920 29,438 22.9%
1930 35,942 22.1%
1940 35,818 −0.3%
1950 29,905 −16.5%
1960 28,176 −5.8%
1970 29,761 5.6%
1980 39,082 31.3%
1990 51,177 30.9%
2000 58,463 14.2%
2010 67,091 14.8%
Est. 2016 72,029 [5] 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 58,463 people, 20,183 households, and 14,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 people per square mile (36/km²). There were 25,331 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 29.5% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 36.0% Asian, 9.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 23.8% from two or more races. 8.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,183 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to the County's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[11] the top non-government employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa 997
2 Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club 564
3 Manu Kai (ITT/Ke`aki Technologies joint venture) 529
4 Wilcox Memorial Hospital 486
5 Walmart 417
6 Big Save 410
7 The St. Regis Princeville Resort 336
8 Sheraton Kauai Resort 309
9 Kauai Beach Resort 250
10 Nursefinders 238

Education[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Kauai Community College is the only institution of higher education in the county. One of the ten branches of the University of Hawai'i system, it offers a range of 2-year degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Primary and Secondary Education[edit]

Public schools in the county are operated by the Hawai'i Department of Education, and the county is represented by Maggie Cox on the state's Board of Education. There are 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools in the county.

High Schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Kamakahelei Middle School
  • Kapa'a Middle School
  • Waimea Canyon Middle School
  • Ni'ihau Elementary and Middle School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Eleele Elementary School
  • Hanalei Elementary School
  • Kalaheo Elementary School
  • Kanuikapono PCS
  • Kapa'a Elementary
  • Kaumualii Elementary School
  • Kawaikini NCPS
  • Ke Kula Ni'ihau Kekaha PCS
  • Kekaha Elementary School
  • Kilauea Elementary School
  • Kōloa Elementary School
  • Kula Aupuni Niʻihau A Kahelelani Aloha
  • Wilcox Elementary School
  • Ni'ihau Elementary and Middle School

Private Schools[edit]

There are two private schools in the county: the Island School, and the Kahili Adventist School.

Transportation[edit]

Lihue Airport serves the island of Kauai. Bus service is provided by The Kauai Bus.

Major Highways[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated communities in Kauai County.

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated place[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ County of Kauai CAFR

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