Hawaii County, HI
Hawaii County was founded in 1905. In terms of land mass, Hawaii County is larger than all the other Hawaiian counties combined. Four active volcanoes are located within its boundaries: Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Hualalai. There are an estimated 200,983 residents, making it the second most populous county in the state.
Honolulu County, HI
Honolulu County was founded on April 30, 1907, 52 years before Hawaii officially became a state. The city and state capital are both within Honolulu County and bear the same name. With an estimated population of 980,080, approximately 70% of the state’s population resides in Honolulu County. The name Honolulu means ‘sheltered harbor'.
Kalawao County, HI
Kalawao is the smallest county in the country in population as well as land mass. The county’s boundaries measure just 53 square miles with only 12 square miles of land. The smallest county in the state boasts an estimated population of 88 residents. The area is most notably known for its history as a quarantine zone for individuals afflicted with Hansen’s disease from 1866 to 1969.
Kauai County, HI
Kauai County is comprised of two islands: Kauai and Niihau. Kauai is the most isolated inhabited land mass in the world, and is also known as the “Garden Isle”. No building on Kauai is allowed to be taller than a palm tree.The county was founded in 1905. Estimated population for the county is 72,133.
Maui County, HI
Maui County is spread across five islands (Lana’i, Maui, Moloka’i, Kaho’olawe and Molokini), two of which are uninhabited. Also located within its boundaries is the state’s fifth active volcano - Mount Haleakala. Maui County was founded in 1905 and has an estimated population of 167,207. The county is the fourth most populous county in the state of Hawaii.