Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii

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Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii

Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii
Nickname(s):Crossroads of the Pacific, Sheltered Bay, The Big Pineapple, Paradise
Incorporated:April 30, 1907
- Total:337.256 (2010)
- Density:5.528,8/sq mi (2.148,1/sq km)
Area code(s):808
Time zone:HAST (UTC−10)
- Total:69 sq mi (178 sq km)
- Land:61 sq mi (157 sq km)
- Water:9 sq mi (21 sq km)
- % water:11,80 %

Quick information summary of the Urban Honolulu CDP area.

Urban Honolulu CDP is located in the state of Hawaii. It occupies the area of 69 square miles. 9 square miles are water areas and 61 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Urban Honolulu CDP lies at +21.3258516, -157.8453146 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 337.256 living in the Urban Honolulu CDP. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : Asian (54.84%), White (17.91%) and Two or More races (16.33%). Median age is 40 for the males and 43 for the females.

Honolulu is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is located on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu. The city and the county are consolidated as Honolulu County, which includes the whole island, and the urban part is recognized as a census-designated place. In 2010, the population of the census-designated place was 337,256 and the population of the city and county of Honolulu was 953,207.

“Honolulu” is a Hawaiian word for “sheltered bay,” which is also one of the nicknames for the city. The other nicknames that Honolulu is known by are “Crossroads of the Pacific,” “The Big Pineapple” and “City of Paradise.”

Honolulu is the southernmost major US city and the most populous state capital relative to the population of the state. The city is known for its large skyline - along with New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it is one of the cities with the most skyscrapers, which are not limited only to the downtown area but also to the surrounding and even distant districts.

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Statistical data for the Urban Honolulu CDP based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
60,40917.91 %
Black or African American alone
4,9741.47 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7430.22 %
Asian alone
184,95054.84 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
28,2608.38 %
Some Other Race alone
2,8400.84 %
Two or More races
55,08016.33 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Urban Honolulu CDP part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Urban Honolulu CDP part within the Subdivision
Honolulu County 953.207- Urban Honolulu CDP part337.256
Honolulu CCD 390.738- Urban Honolulu CDP part337.256

Profile of the Urban Honolulu CDP

History of Honolulu

It is believed that the first settlement in the area of present-day Honolulu was built in the 11th century. The first European in Honolulu was the British captain William Brown in 1794. He brought news of the island and the settlement and soon more and more ships came as the Honolulu Harbor was ideal as a stop on the trading routes between North America and Asia.

In 1804, when the King Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu, he moved his capital to Waikiki, which is now a neighborhood in Honolulu. Later he moved it again to the area of the present-day Downtown Honolulu, but in 1812 he decided to move back to Kailua-Kona. The capital was moved again to Honolulu, this time permanently, in 1845, by the orders of King Kamehameha III. He and the kings who came after him transformed Honolulu into a modern and thriving city, with buildings such as Iolani Palace, Ali’Iolani Hale and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The city was also becoming a large trade center for the Pacific islands and for routes to and from Asia.

The Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893 by the opponents of the Queen Lili’uokalani, who were mostly Americans. In 1898 Hawaii was annexed to the United States as the Territory of Hawaii. In 1900, there was an epidemic of bubonic plague in Chinatown neighborhood of Honolulu. The health authorities started several localized fires to destroy the infected structures, but the fires got out of control, burned for seventeen days and scorched 38 acres of Honolulu.

The most important event in the territorial period of Honolulu (and also one of the pivotal moments in American and world history) was certainly the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base located west of Honolulu, which caused the USA to declare war on Japan and also caused Italy and Germany to declare war on USA.

Honolulu managed to overcome these difficult moments in history and grew to become a large, modern city, a major tourist destination and, according to the consulting company Mercer from UK, one of the best places in the world to live.

Geography and Climate of Honolulu

The city is located on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the third largest and the most populous one of the Hawaii islands. The closest mainland location is Port Arena, California, at 2,045 nautical miles. Honolulu has a tropical savanna climate, with a dry and a wet season, although the two are almost unnoticeable. The summers are usually dry and warm, although the temperatures rarely exceed 95 °F. Honolulu is very sunny, with an average of 278 sunny days.

The administrative, commercial and financial center of the city is Downtown Honolulu. State capitol, Honolulu Hale and Iolani Palace are located in the Capitol District. The Chinatown Historic District is located near Downtown and it contains the Arts District Honolulu. Ala Moana is a district that hosts the world’s largest open air shopping center. The most famous district of Honolulu is certainly Waikiki, the tourist district with hundreds of hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightclubs, and, of course, the famous Waikiki Beach.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the urban Honolulu census-designated place had 337,256 inhabitants. The median age was 40 for males and 43 for females. As for the race and ethnicity, 54.8% were Asian, 17.9% were White, 8.4% were Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.4% were Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% was Black or African American, 0.2% were Native American and 16.3% were of two or more races. Clearly, Asian Americans are the majority population in Honolulu. Most of them are Japanese, followed by Filipino and Chinese.


Tourism is the most important source of revenue for Honolulu. Major tourist destinations in the city include Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Aquarium, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Aloha Tower, Iolani Palace, USS Arizona Memorial, Lyon Arboretum, Ala Moana Center and Bishop Museum. The city also serves as a gateway to other Hawaiian islands. It is also a large business and commercial hub, especially for trade between East and West. Manufacturing, defense industry, research and development are also important economic sectors in Honolulu. Some of the largest companies in the city include Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii Pacific Health and Hawaiian Electric Industries.

Culture and Education

Notable cultural institutions in Honolulu include the Bishop Museum, Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Diamond Head Theatre, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum and Hawaii State Museum. Honolulu is the center for the Hawaiian music, with many clubs and larger venues, such as Waikiki Shell, Neal Blaisdell Center and the Hawaii Theatre. The city also hosts the annual Hawaii International Film Festival.

Institutions of higher education in Honolulu include Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii at Maona and Hawaii Pacific University.

Transportation in Honolulu

The largest and the busiest Hawaiian airport is Honolulu International Airport. The major freeways in Honolulu include the Interstate H-1 and the Interstate H-201, as well as Likelike Highway, Pali Highway and Kamehameha Highway. The city currently does not have an urban rail transit system. Bus transportation in the city is provided by the system called TheBus, which was twice named the America’s Best Transit System.


Honolulu does not have any professional sports teams. However, because of its highly favorable climate, it hosts a number of sports events throughout the year, including the NFL’s Pro Ball game each February.

Statistical data for the Urban Honolulu CDP

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
60,40917.91 %
Black or African American alone
4,9741.47 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7430.22 %
Asian alone
184,95054.84 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
28,2608.38 %
Some Other Race alone
2,8400.84 %
Two or More races
55,08016.33 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
318,95594.57 %
Hispanic or Latino
18,3015.43 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
318,95594.57 %
White alone
55,76217.48 %
Black or African American alone
4,6421.46 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5170.16 %
Asian alone
182,79257.31 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
27,3468.57 %
Some Other Race alone
5120.16 %
Two or More races
47,38414.86 %
Hispanic or Latino
18,3015.43 %
White alone
4,64725.39 %
Black or African American alone
3321.81 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2261.23 %
Asian alone
2,15811.79 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
9144.99 %
Some Other Race alone
2,32812.72 %
Two or More races
7,69642.05 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
74,68857.72 %
Husband-wife family
52,43170.20 %
Other family
22,25729.80 %
Male householder, no wife present
6,56829.51 %
Female householder, no husband present
15,68970.49 %
Nonfamily households
54,72042.28 %
Householder living alone
42,58577.82 %
Householder not living alone
12,13522.18 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Urban Honolulu CDP - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Urban Honolulu CDP center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Urban Honolulu CDP center


  • The Queens Medical Center Heliport [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Kuakini Medical Center Heliport [0.87 mi] [1.41 km]


  • Pelekane [1.33 mi] [2.15 km]
  • Pa Uhi [1.45 mi] [2.33 km]
  • Pa-o-Pelekane [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]


  • Honolulu Harbor [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]


  • Library of Hawaii [1.91 mi] [3.07 km]
  • Melim Building [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Melchers Building [1.64 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Kanaina Building [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Kekauluohi Building [1.47 mi] [2.37 km]
  • Hawaii State Archives [1.49 mi] [2.39 km]
  • Ihikapukalani (historical) [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Honolulu Fire Department Station 22 Manoa [2.49 mi] [4 km]
  • Hawaii Medical Library [1.35 mi] [2.17 km]
  • Smyth Auditorium [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]
  • Iolani Palace [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Hoihoikea (historical) [1.51 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Kinau Hale [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Manoa Public Library [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • ‘Iolani Barracks [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]
  • Nippu Jiji Building [1.58 mi] [2.55 km]
  • Hale Akala (historical) [1.47 mi] [2.36 km]
  • Alexander and Baldwin Building [1.64 mi] [2.64 km]
  • Halekauwila Palace (historical) [1.68 mi] [2.71 km]
  • Honolulu Fire Department Station 1Central [1.34 mi] [2.16 km]
  • Honolulu Fire Department Station 43 Waterfront [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Kinau Hale (historical) [1.45 mi] [2.34 km]
  • McCandless Building [1.45 mi] [2.34 km]
  • Model Progress Building [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Pakaka Palace (historical) [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Lum Yip Kee Building [1.52 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Washington Place [1.32 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Pioneer Plaza Building [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Queen Liliuokalani Building [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Halehui Palace (historical) [1.67 mi] [2.68 km]
  • Wo Fat Building [1.49 mi] [2.4 km]
  • Sellon Hall [1.26 mi] [2.03 km]
  • Haleuluhe Palace (historical) [1.32 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Liberty House [1.53 mi] [2.46 km]
  • Ascension Hall [1.24 mi] [2 km]
  • Alice Mackintosh Memorial Tower [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]
  • Ka-hale-uluhe (historical) [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]
  • Century Square [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]


  • Kawaihao Manoa Cemetery [2.5 mi] [4.02 km]
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific [0.91 mi] [1.46 km]


  • Kalihi Channel [3.53 mi] [5.69 km]


  • Church of Christ of Honolulu [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [1.05 mi] [1.69 km]
  • Saint Andrews Cathedral [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]


  • Pālolo Homesteads [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]


  • Berth Number 11 [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Berth Number 27 [1.9 mi] [3.06 km]
  • Berth Number 29 [2.11 mi] [3.4 km]


  • Cancer Research Center [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • Manamana [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Nae‘a Hospital [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]
  • Kamehameha Wing Queens Medical Center [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Kekela [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Kinau Wing Queens Medical Center [1.28 mi] [2.05 km]
  • ‘Iolani Wing Queens Medical Center [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Hale Nani Hospital [1.03 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Bishop Wing Queens Medical Center (historical) [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Nalani Wing Queens Medical Center [1.24 mi] [2 km]
  • Queen Emma Tower [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Pauahi Wing Queens Medical Center [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]


  • Kahaka‘aulana Island [3.42 mi] [5.51 km]
  • Mokuoeo Island [3.97 mi] [6.4 km]


  • Kauikeaouli Puka (historical) [1.59 mi] [2.55 km]
  • Likelike Puka (historical) [1.51 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Pier 12 [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Kaahaimauli Heiau (historical) [1.52 mi] [2.45 km]
  • Aloha Tower [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]
  • Aloha Tower Marketplace Shopping Center [1.85 mi] [2.97 km]
  • Pier 13 [1.66 mi] [2.68 km]
  • Pier 14 [1.68 mi] [2.7 km]
  • Kinau Puka (historical) [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Hakaleleponi Puka (historical) [1.45 mi] [2.34 km]
  • Pier 15 [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • East Manoa Shopping Center [2.28 mi] [3.67 km]


  • Honolulu Fort (historical) [1.69 mi] [2.71 km]


  • Makiki Street Mini Park [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]
  • Hawaii Capital Historic District [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Mānoa Triangle [1.65 mi] [2.66 km]
  • Irwin Park [1.77 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Dole Playground [1.13 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Walker Park [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Merchant Street Historic District [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]

Post Office

  • Kamehameha V Post Office (historical) [1.59 mi] [2.55 km]


  • Noelani School [2.24 mi] [3.6 km]
  • Hanahau‘oli School [1.24 mi] [1.99 km]
  • Chiefs Childrens School (historical) [1.43 mi] [2.3 km]
  • Hawaiian Baptist Academy [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Mānoa Japanese Language School [2.27 mi] [3.66 km]
  • Hawaii Business College [1.57 mi] [2.53 km]
  • Saint Andrews Priory School for Girls [1.24 mi] [2 km]
  • Stevenson Middle School [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]


  • Mahoe Spring [3.65 mi] [5.88 km]

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