I have visited 2 Counties = 40.0% of Counties in Hawaii
Quick facts about Hawaii
Location: See map on right side of page.
Size(1): 6,423 square miles. Hawaii is the 47th largest state. The next larger state is New Jersey and the next smaller state is Connecticut.
Population(2): 1,275,194 people. Hawaii is the 42nd most populous state. The next more populous state is New Hampshire and the next less populous state is Rhode Island.
Population Density: 199 people per square mile. Hawaii is the 13th most densely populated state. The next more densely populated state is Illinois and the next less densely populated state is Virginia.
Bordering States: As a state composed of a series of islands, Hawaii does not share a border with any other state.
Admission to the Union: August 21, 1959. Hawaii was the 50th and final state admitted to the Union, just after Alaska.
Most of the counties in Hawaii are composed of multiple islands.
Kalawao County (which I have not visited) is the smallest county in the United States at 13 square miles. The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimated a population of only 126 inhabitants in 2004, down from an actual count of 147 in 2000. It is the site of a former leper colony and it does not have a separate county government per se. For an interesting overview, refer to Wikipedia's Kalawao County, Hawaii page.
Hawaii is growing in size. When I was putting this page together I noticed the difference and I decided to find out why. As it turned out, eruptions of the Kilauea volcano over the last couple of decades have added a small amount of land to the State, County and Island of Hawaii. More information can be found in the U.S. Geological Survey's Fact Sheet 144-02.
Counties in Hawaii
Below are the five counties in Hawaii. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in bold. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.