Hawaii Facts for Kids

A Map of the U.S. state Hawaii
  • U.S. State: Hawaii
  • Abbreviation: HI
  • Joined the USA: August 21st, 1959 (50th State)
  • Located: Western United States
  • Capital City: Honolulu, HI
  • Most Populated City: Honolulu, HI

29 Hawaii Facts for Kids

  1. Hawaii is a state in the United States of America.
  2. Hawaii is in the western region of the United States.
  3. Hawaii became a U.S. state on Friday, August 21st, 1959.
  4. Hawaii was the 50th state to join the United States.
  5. The U.S. state of Hawaii covers 10,931 square miles.
  6. Hawaii is the 43rd largest state by area in the United States.
  7. In 2019, the population of Hawaii was estimated to be 1,416,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. In 2019, Hawaii was the 40trh most populated state in the United States.
  9. A person who is from or lives in Hawaii is called a Hawaiian.
  10. The capital city of Hawaii is Honolulu.
  11. The four most populated cities in Hawaii are Honolulu, East Honolulu, Pearl City and Hilo.
  12. The largest city by population in Hawaii is Honolulu.
  13. The largest metropolitan area in Hawaii is the Island of Oʻahu.
  14. The U.S. state of Hawaii has 5 counties.
  15. The most populated county in Hawaii is Honolulu County with 974,563 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  16. The largest county by area in Hawaii is Hawaii County with 4,028 square miles.
  17. The highest elevation point in Hawaii is the Mauna Kea volcano at 13,796 feet above sea level.
  18. The lowest elevation point in Hawaii is the coastline of the Pacific Ocean which is at sea level
  19. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Hawaii is 50.33 inches.
  20. Hawaii is the 6th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  21. The average temperature in the Hawaii is 72.9 °F.
  22. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 15 °F on January 5th, 1975.
  23. A few natural disasters that can affect earthquakes, flash floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
  24. Hawaii is in one time zone, Hawaiian Time Zone (T).
  25. The USPS abbreviation for Hawaii is HI.
  26. The nickname for the U.S. state of Hawaii is the “aloha state”.
  27. The official state flower of Hawaii is the hibiscus (yellow).
  28. The official state tree of Hawaii is the kukui (Aleurites moluccanus).
  29. The official state bird of Hawaii is the nene (Branta sandvicensis).

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