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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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
OkinawanJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism14,000
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam285
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic564
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic331
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox576
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,659
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni143
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana7,735