Hawaii County, Hawaii

Hawaii County (Hawaiian: Kalana o Hawaiʻi) (officially known as the County of Hawaiʻi) is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. It is coextensive with the Island of Hawaii, often called the "Big Island" to distinguish it from the state as a whole. The 2020 Census population was 200,629.[1] The county seat is Hilo. There are no incorporated cities in Hawaii County (see Hawaii Counties). The Hilo Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Hawaii County. Hawaii County has a mayor–council form of government. Hawaii County is the largest county in the state in terms of geography.

Hawaii County
Location within the U.S. state of Hawaii
Hawaii's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 19°35′N 155°30′W
Country United States
State Hawaii
Founded1905
Named forHawaiian Islands
SeatHilo
Largest cityHilo
Government
  MayorMitch Roth
Area
  Total5,086.70 sq mi (13,174.5 km2)
  Land4,028.02 sq mi (10,432.5 km2)
  Water1,058.69 sq mi (2,742.0 km2)  20.81%
Population
 (2020)
  Total200,629
  Density46/sq mi (17.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−10 (Hawaii–Aleutian)
  Summer (DST)HADT
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.hawaiicounty.gov

The mayor of Hawaii County is Mitch Roth, who took office in 2020. Legislative authority is vested in a nine-member Hawaii County Council.

Hawaii County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state they are in (the other six are Arkansas County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County).[2]


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