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Overview

Introduction to Lihue, Hawaii

Lihue, Hawaii, in Kauai county, is 107 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town has a population of approximately 5,674.

Lihue History

In the initial years, Lihue was a small village. Lihue means cold chill, and it hints at the cold wind which blows across the land. Formerly the area was known as Ka - la - i - a - mea, which meant a calm reddish brown place. The boom of the sugar industry had a large sugar mill built in Lihue, which made it the central city of the island.

Lihue and nearby Attractions

  • Lihue Shopping Center
  • Kalapaki Beach
  • Isenberg Park
  • Anchor Cove Shopping Center
  • Kauai Museum

Things To Do In Lihue

There are many parks in Lihue including the Isenberg Park, Lihue Park, and Niumalu Beach Park. Tourists can have fun shopping at the Lihue Shopping Center, Anchor Cove Shopping Center, and Kuhio Mall Shopping Center. Beaches like Lihue like the Ninini Beach and Kalapaki Beach are also worth taking a look around. Kauai Museum is another place that attracts many visitors. In addition, the town organizes several events and recreational programs throughout the year.

Lihue Transportation

Lihue Airport provide facilities for air transportation.

Lihue Higher Education

Kauai Community College is located in Lihue. Residents can also attend higher education from Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, and Leeward Community College.

People

Total Population 7,360
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,505
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,550
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,682

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,107
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,235
Median House Value $459,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 3.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lihue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Kauai
Standard Zip Codes 96766
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.981
Longitude -159.371

Lihue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LIHUE AP 1020.1
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 78 F
Apr Temp 69 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 84 F
Oct Temp 73 to 84 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station WAIMEA 947
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 80 F
Apr Temp 65 to 83 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 69 to 86 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Station WAIMEA ARBORETUM 892.2
Distance 88.2 miles
Jan Temp 61 to 79 F
Apr Temp 64 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anahola 1,951 $62,679
Hanamaulu 4,946 $62,341
Kalaheo 4,358 $82,419
Kapaa 10,794 $80,688
Koloa 2,623 $58,421
Lawai 2,253 $85,990

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lihue Hospitals

WILCOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
3420 KUHIO HIGHWAY
(808) 245-1100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lihue High Schools

KAUAI HIGH SCHOOL
3577 LALA ROAD
808-274-3160
Serves 1,285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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