2014 Subcounty and Housing Estimates

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Whats New Releases

May 21, 2015. The July 1, 2014 subcounty population estimates were released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. These areas included incorporated places such as cities and towns in the U.S. The only subcounty population for Hawaii was Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place (CDP). Also released were the July 1, 2014 housing unit estimates for the nation, states, and counties.

This information is available on our DBEDT website at https://census.hawaii.gov/home/population-estimate/
It is also available on the he U.S. Census Bureau Internet site. Their press release is at https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-89.html

See below for a portion of our DBEDT Hawaii subcounty population and housing unit highlights. The full highlights as well as additional tables and graphs are available on our DBEDT website.


Hawaii Subcounty Population Facts for July 1, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau released its subcounty population estimates on May 21, 2015. These annual statistics cover all local governmental units, including incorporated places such as cities and towns. Hawaii is the only state that has no incorporated places recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. Through an agreement with the Bureau, Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place (CDP) is the only subcounty area in Hawaii estimated by the Bureau on an annual basis. Urban Honolulu CDP encompasses an area bordered by Nimitz Highway, Aliamanu Drive, the Koolau Ridge, Waialae Nui Stream and Waialae Nui Canal.

From April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014, Urban Honolulu CDP had a 3.9% growth in population (0.9% annual growth rate) and an increase from 337,256 to 350,399 people. This growth was slightly lower than the rest of Honolulu and the City and County of Honolulu. It was also lower than the state (4.4%). It was much lower than the growth for Maui County (5.3%), Kauai County (5.0%) and Hawaii County (4.9%).

Urban Honolulu CDP accounted for 35.3% of Oahu’s population in 2014, while 64.7% of Oahu’s population lived on the rest of Oahu. Urban Honolulu’s share of the population dropped very slightly over the past 2 years.

The Urban Honolulu CDP area ranked 55th in population among the 749 incorporated places in the U.S. with a population of 50,000 or more in 2014. This was a slight drop in ranking from April 1, 2010, when it was in the 53rd position. Ranking was based on population size with the largest being ranked first.

New York City was the largest city in the U.S. with 8.5 million people, followed by Los Angeles with 3.9 million people. Chicago was ranked the third largest city with a population of 2.7 million. Houston and Philadelphia were the next two in population size with 2.2 million and 1.6 million people, respectively.

Background information:

CDP stands for census-designated place. A CDP is an area identified by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places such as cities, towns, and villages. CDPs are communities that lack separate municipal government, but which otherwise physically resemble incorporated places. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located. The boundaries of a CDP have no legal status.

In 2010, the former Honolulu CDP was mostly divided into Urban Honolulu CDP and East Honolulu CDP. A small portion of the former Honolulu CDP became part of Hickam CDP.

The reference map for the Urban Honolulu CDP and the East Honolulu CDP area may be found at https://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/maps/2010_cdp_urban-honolulu.pdf . The map was produced by DBEDT’s Office of Planning GIS Program.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Research and Economic Analysis Division.


Hawaii Housing Facts for July 1, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau released its housing unit estimates on May 21, 2015.

On July 1, 2014, Hawaii had 530,106 housing units. This was an increase of 10,598 or a 2.0% increase from April 1, 2010 and 0.5% increase per year. Hawaii ranked 42nd in number of housing units among all states within the nation and D.C.

Among our four counties, the City and County of Honolulu had the largest share of housing units with about 65%, followed by Hawaii County with 16%, Maui County with about 14% and lastly Kauai County with about 6%.

The housing units increased by 2.0% in the state between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2014. Most counties were close to that increase, except for Hawaii County with its 3.4% increase.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Research and Economic Analysis Division.