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Overview

Introduction to Lihue, Hawaii

Lihue, Hawaii, in Kauai county, is 107 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,196
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+3,442
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,653
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,626

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,938
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,266
Median House Value$516,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.9%
Portuguese7.2%
German4.3%
Irish3.5%
English2.4%
Canadian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Italian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
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Lihue Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kauai County
Standard Zip Codes96766
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude21.97
Approximate Longitude-159.35

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)

StationLIHUE AP 1020.1
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp65 to 78 F
Apr Temp69 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 84 F
Oct Temp73 to 84 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationWAIMEA 947
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp64 to 80 F
Apr Temp65 to 83 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip21.2 inches
StationWAIMEA ARBORETUM 892.2
Distance88.2 miles
Jan Temp61 to 79 F
Apr Temp64 to 82 F
Jul Temp68 to 86 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anahola1,902$68,068
Hanamaulu5,039$61,458
Kalaheo5,099$98,362
Kapaa10,753$85,083
Koloa2,800$61,000
Lawai2,152$91,250

Lihue Hospitals

Wilcox Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
3420 Kuhio Hwy
(808) 245-1100

Lihue Public Schools

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
4431 Nuhou St
ZIP: 96766
(808) 241-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Elsie H Wilcox Elementary School
4319 Hardy St
ZIP: 96766
(808) 274-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
Kauai High School
3577 Lala Rd
ZIP: 96766
(808) 274-3160
High
Total Enrollment 1134
Kawaikini Ncpcs
3-1821 J Kaumualii Hwy
ZIP: 96766
(808) 632-2032
Other
Total Enrollment 136
King Kaumualii Elementary School
4381 Hanamaulu Rd
ZIP: 96766
(808) 241-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 568

Lihue Private Schools

Island School
3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy
ZIP: 96766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 344
Olelo Christian Academy
4340 Nawiliwili Rd
ZIP: 96766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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