Hawaiʻi counties

The five counties of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif on the Hawaiian Islands enjoy somewhat greater status than many counties on the United States mainland. Counties in Hawaiʻi are the only legally constituted government bodies below that of the state. No formal level of government (such as city governments) exists below that of the county in Hawaii. Because education is carried out by the Hawaiʻi State Department of EducationWp globe tiny.gif (and not a function controlled by local school boards like the other 49 states),[1] property taxes and user fees collected by the counties support mostly road maintenance, community activities, parks (including life guards at beach parks), garbage collection, police (contrary to the television series Hawaii Five-O, there is no state police force), ambulance, and fire suppression services.[2] All the counties were created in 1905 from unorganized territory, seven years after the Territory of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif was created.[2][3] The county of Kalawao is used exclusively as a leper colony, and does not have many of the elected officials the other counties do.[4]

County information[]

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

FIPS Code[5] County Seat
(2000) [7]
Hawaii County 001 Hilo Island of Hawai'i, with which the county is coterminous &&&&&&&&&0148677.&&&&&0148,677 &&&&&&&&&&&05087.&&&&&05,087 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&013175.&&&&&013,175 km2)
State map highlighting Hawaii County
City and County of Honolulu 003 Honolulu "Sheltered bay" or "place of shelter" in Hawaiian language[8] &&&&&&&&&0876156.&&&&&0876,156 &&&&&&&&&&&02127.&&&&&02,127 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&05509.&&&&&05,509 km2)
State map highlighting City and County of Honolulu
Kalawao County 005 None (administered by
Hawaii Dept. of Health)[4]
The village of Kalawao, which lies within its boundaries.[9] &&&&&&&&&&&&0147.&&&&&0147 &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0135.&&&&&0135 km2)
State map highlighting Kalawao County
Kauai County 007 Līhu'e Kauai Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &&&&&&&&&&058463.&&&&&058,463 &&&&&&&&&&&01266.&&&&&01,266 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03279.&&&&&03,279 km2)
State map highlighting Kauai County
Maui County 009 Wailuku Maui Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &&&&&&&&&0128094.&&&&&0128,094 &&&&&&&&&&&02399.&&&&&02,399 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&06213.&&&&&06,213 km2)
State map highlighting Maui County


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