Honolulu, HI

The Honolulu metro area is a single county metropolitan area that encompasses the entire island of Oahu. The anchoring city Honolulu, locally referred to as just Town, is the state capital well as the largest city in the state of Hawaii. Oahu island is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world.

Total Population: 998,714

(An increase of 4.77 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 185,172
  • Language Spoken at Home - 248,789

Quick Facts

  • Honolulu metro is also the largest metropolitan statistical area in the state of Hawaii, and Honolulu itself is the largest city.

  • The Hawaii Islands have the highest population density out of any state in the country.

  • Asians are the largest ethnic group in the city, comprising approximately 50% of the total population.

  • Honolulu has the second largest Japanese population, and the largest Japanese population density in the nation, right at about twenty percent.

  • Honolulu has one of the largest concentrations of Buddhist temples in the Western world, with over 30 spread through the city.


The Island of Oahu has the densest population in the United States, and the majority of that population are of Asian descent. Over eighty percent of the foreign-born population are from Asian countries. The Japanese and the Filipinos are the largest people groups in the area, combining to make up approximately thirty percent of the total population, and the immigrants from those two countries make up around half of the foreign-born population.

There is also a significant Chinese presence on the Island with a thriving Chinatown located on the southeastern part of the island, which is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the country. Honolulu is one of the only cities in America where the white population is in the Minority, and this trend will most likely continue into the future as the immigrant population grows at a greater rate than the white population.

People Group Highlights

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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism40,643
OkinawanJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism14,000
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana7,735
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,659
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam285
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism281
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism267
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni143
Hawaiian, HawaiiUnited StatesEast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity - Other / Marginal110,000
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic44,483
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant17,122
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism16,182
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,972
Midway IslandersUnited StatesSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity2,600
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,996
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,892
Hawaiian Creole-speakersUnited StatesSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity1,600
French PolynesianFrench PolynesiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity - Protestant1,300
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal747
KusaieanNauruSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity - Protestant700
AustralianAustraliaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious618
MarshalleseMarshall IslandsSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity600
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox576
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic564
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic514

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