Fun & Interesting
Facts About Honolulu

Here's a list of some interesting facts about Honolulu that you may not know. Some are cultural and historical but others are quirky and interesting. All represent the diversity of culture and natural species found here on this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific.


Honolulu means "sheltered bay"
Hawaii has its own time zone & is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth-roughly 2,400 miles from California
Latitude and Longitude 21°18′25 N, 157°51′30 W
Honolulu is the largest city and airport in the Hawaiian Islands
Only US state that grows coffee
50th state admitted to the union on August 20th 1959
Average 85 degrees Fahrenheit year-round
One of oldest symphonies in the US began here in 1900
Population is about 375,000 as of 2010 but Oahu is approximately 953,000
Barack Obama the 44th president is from here
Kirk Caldwell is the mayor, elected November, 2012
Highways-H1,H2,H3, Pali, Likelike, Kalanianaole Hwy, Kamehameha Hwy
Public Transportation includes The Bus & a rail project


Demographic breakdown as of 2011

Asian Americans represent the majority of Honolulu's population 44%
Mixed race 22%
White 22%
Black 2.5%
Latino 8.5 %
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 9.6%


2010 income breakdown

$29,516 per capita income
Median household income $70,093
$81,370 median family income
Hawaii has the 7th highest income in the nation
Persons below the poverty line 9.3%


Real Estate

Homeownership rate 2007-2011 56.9%
Persons per household 2.96

As of 10/9/12
Median single family home value $637,000
Median condo value $319,000


Museums, Culture & Sports

Nature & History-Bishop Museum, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Foster Botanical, Liliuokalani Botanical Garden, Walker estate

Live Music Venues-Honululu symphony, Waikiki Bandshell, Neil Blaisdell, Hawaii Opera Theatre, various live theater venues

Art Museums-Honolulu Museum of Art, Shangri-La, Hawaii State Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Hawaii International Film Festival

Stadiums/Major arenas for sports events-Aloha stadium (football/soccer), Blaisdell (basketball), UH manoa (basketball/football/baseball)

Note: Sources include Wikipedia, Star Advertiser, and

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