Profile for Honolulu, Hawaii, HI
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Honolulu is in Honolulu County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community name is Hawaiian for "sheltered harbor."
The latitude of Honolulu is 21.306N. The longitude is -157.858W.
It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 380,149.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Honolulu demographic reports
The sandalwood and whaling trades brought growth in the 19th century. Sugar soon replaced whaling as a vital industry.
The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred here on Dec. 7, 1941.
Public transportation: Oahu Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
No. 3 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (big cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1953 movie, "From Here to Eternity"
· 2004 movie, "50 First Dates"
· 2006 movie, "You, Me and Dupree"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 3 in percentage population age 65 or older (17.8%); Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 3 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $2,043
Well-known residents have included:
· Tia Carrere, actress
· Nicole Kidman, actress
· Bette Midler, singer and actress
· Lauren Graham, actress
· Kelly Preston, actress
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Seattle's Best Coffee, Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Pan-Pacific Festival - June 8-10, 2007
- Lei Day Festival - May 1, 2007
- Okinawan Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
- Ohana Fair - May 5, 2007
- World Invitational Hula Festival - Nov. 8-10, 2007
- Hawaii International Film Festival - April
- International Latin Music Festival - May 19-20, 2007
- Hawaii Salsa Festival - Feb. 1-4, 2007
- Hawaiian Arts Festival - May 26-27, 2007
- Keiki Fun Fest - April 29, 2007
- Ukulele Festival - July 22, 2007
- East Honolulu Food Festival - May 5, 2007
- Intertribal Pow Wow - Oct. 6-7, 2007
- Pacific Island Arts Festival - Jan. 13-14, 2007
- Hawaii Book & Music Festival - May 19-20, 2007
- Family Festival - March 29-April 1, 2007
- 50th State Fair - May 24-June 17, 2007
- Return to Romance Music Festival - March 1-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Honolulu web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: Honolulu Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation:
Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, Kewalo Basin, Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside, Sand Island State Recreation Area
Honolulu attractions: Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Botanical Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Bishop Museum, USS Arizona, Contemporary Museum, 'Iolani Palace State Monument, Royal Mausoleum State Monument
Colleges and universities:
University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Hawaii Theological Seminary
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 99
· "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank On the Streets of Yokahama With my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-O, Flat-On-My-Seat-O, Hirohito Blues"
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Honolulu demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Honolulu County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Honolulu area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 96821 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
4% of Honolulu residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Honolulu ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Honolulu was $24,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Honolulu residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Honolulu festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Pacific Island Arts Festival - J
- Hawaii International Film Festival - A
- Family Festival - M
- Hawaii Salsa Festival - F
- Return to Romance Music Festival - M
- Keiki Fun Fest - A
- Lei Day Festival - M
- East Honolulu Food Festival - M
- Ohana Fair - M
- Hawaii Book & Music Festival - M
- International Latin Music Festival - M
- 50th State Fair - M
- Hawaiian Arts Festival - M
- Pan-Pacific Festival - J
- Ukulele Festival - J
- Okinawan Festival - A
- Intertribal Pow Wow - O
- World Invitational Hula Festival - N
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Honolulu include Chinatown Historic District, Fort Ruger Historic District, Hawaii Capital Historic District, Merchant Street Historic District, Palm Circle Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Honolulu, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $721. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,043.
Libraries in Honolulu include Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Hawaii State Library, Kaimuki Public Library, Kalihi Public Library, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicap, Liliha Public Library, Manoa Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Salt Lake Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Honolulu include Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Downtown Planet, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Honolulu County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Honolulu political report.
Honolulu restaurants taking online reservations include Aaron's atop the Ala Moana, Chef Mavro, Kincaid's - Honolulu, Mariposa, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Honolulu, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Honolulu, Sarento's Top of the ? ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Honolulu workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 82 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Honolulu between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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