Distribution of Polynesian: Native Hawaiian People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Polynesian: Native Hawaiian

  • KEY
  • 2.65%
  • 5.3%
  • 7.95%
  • 10.6%
  • 15.9%
  • 21.2%
  • 26.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Kalawao County, Hawaii32%
2Hawaii County, Hawaii30.2%
3Maui County, Hawaii22.91%
4Kauai County, Hawaii22.41%
5Honolulu County, Hawaii19.61%
6Custer County, Idaho1.84%
7Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska1.24%
8Stanley County, South Dakota1.17%
9Smith County, Kansas1.04%
10Saline County, Missouri1.02%
11Juneau City and Borough, Alaska0.94%
12Petersburg Borough, Alaska0.92%
13Parke County, Indiana0.87%
14Lander County, Nevada0.87%
15North Slope Borough, Alaska0.78%
16Clark County, Nevada0.76%
17Calhoun County, Florida0.76%
18Carroll County, Tennessee0.75%
19Anchorage Municipality, Alaska0.72%
20Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska0.7%

Top Counties by Population of Polynesian: Native Hawaiian

# County Population
1Honolulu County, Hawaii193,680
2Hawaii County, Hawaii59,683
3Maui County, Hawaii37,867
4Clark County, Nevada16,315
5Kauai County, Hawaii15,997
6Los Angeles County, California14,213
7San Diego County, California9,601
8King County, Washington7,528
9Orange County, California7,450
10Alameda County, California6,272
11Maricopa County, Arizona5,963
12Pierce County, Washington4,674
13Riverside County, California4,353
14Washington County, Oregon4,079
15San Bernardino County, California3,903
16Santa Clara County, California3,705
17Sacramento County, California3,415
18Contra Costa County, California3,258
19Snohomish County, Washington3,106
20Salt Lake County, Utah2,978

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Hawaii21.61%307,251
2Nevada0.67%19,569
3Alaska0.51%3,762
4Washington0.35%25,390
5Oregon0.33%13,402
6Utah0.27%8,296
7California0.21%82,941
8Idaho0.2%3,328
9Arizona0.15%10,689
10Colorado0.13%7,303
11Wyoming0.09%508
12Montana0.09%903
13New Mexico0.08%1,694
14Oklahoma0.08%2,981
15Missouri0.07%4,341
16North Dakota0.07%512
17District of Columbia0.07%453
18Virginia0.06%5,219
19Texas0.06%16,931
20Iowa0.06%1,878
21North Carolina0.06%5,885
22Kansas0.06%1,606
23Rhode Island0.05%559
24Maryland0.05%3,112
25Nebraska0.05%970
26Tennessee0.05%3,234
27Georgia0.05%4,772
28Arkansas0.04%1,325
29South Dakota0.04%372
30New Hampshire0.04%571
31Vermont0.04%263
32Florida0.04%8,628
33Delaware0.04%389
34Indiana0.04%2,612
35Minnesota0.04%2,123
36South Carolina0.04%1,898
37Massachusetts0.04%2,556
38Michigan0.03%3,470
39Illinois0.03%4,282
40Maine0.03%434
41Wisconsin0.03%1,846
42New York0.03%6,066
43Pennsylvania0.03%3,840
44Kentucky0.03%1,314
45Louisiana0.03%1,360
46Ohio0.03%3,363
47New Jersey0.03%2,435
48Connecticut0.03%912
49Alabama0.02%1,204
50Mississippi0.02%589
51West Virginia0.02%355
52Puerto Rico0%47

Top States and Territories by Population of Polynesian: Native Hawaiian

# State Population
1Hawaii307,251
2California82,941
3Washington25,390
4Nevada19,569
5Texas16,931
6Oregon13,402
7Arizona10,689
8Florida8,628
9Utah8,296
10Colorado7,303
11New York6,066
12North Carolina5,885
13Virginia5,219
14Georgia4,772
15Missouri4,341
16Illinois4,282
17Pennsylvania3,840
18Alaska3,762
19Michigan3,470
20Ohio3,363
21Idaho3,328
22Tennessee3,234
23Maryland3,112
24Oklahoma2,981
25Indiana2,612
26Massachusetts2,556
27New Jersey2,435
28Minnesota2,123
29South Carolina1,898
30Iowa1,878
31Wisconsin1,846
32New Mexico1,694
33Kansas1,606
34Louisiana1,360
35Arkansas1,325
36Kentucky1,314
37Alabama1,204
38Nebraska970
39Connecticut912
40Montana903
41Mississippi589
42New Hampshire571
43Rhode Island559
44North Dakota512
45Wyoming508
46District of Columbia453
47Maine434
48Delaware389
49South Dakota372
50West Virginia355
51Vermont263
52Puerto Rico47

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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