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Lihue is in Kauai County, in the Kapaa metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name means "cold chill."

The latitude of Lihue is 21.981N. The longitude is -159.371W.

It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,674.


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Median household income
Local
$44,906
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lihue demographic reports
Lihue was developed with the sugar industry.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Kaua'i Farm Bureau Fair - Aug. 23-26, 2007
  • Polynesian Festival - May 24-27, 2007
  • Garden Isle Artisan Faire - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lihue web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ahukini State Recreation Pier, Wailua River State Park
Historic sites and museums: Kauai Museum
Colleges and universities: Kauai Community College

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Lihue residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lihue ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lihue was $22,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Lihue residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Lihue festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lihue, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $670.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,651.


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Libraries in Lihue include Lihue Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lihue include Garden Island

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Kauai County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lihue political report.

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The average commute time for Lihue workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lihue include Banyan Harbor Resort, Castle Kaha Lani Resort, Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort.

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