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  •   State: 
    Honolulu County
      County FIPS: 
    21°38′55″N 157°55′32″W
      Area total: 
    2.17 sq mi (5.62 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.34 sq mi (3.47 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.83 sq mi (2.16 km²)
    9 ft (3 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10:00; Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 

    Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,453.32 residents per square mile of area (1,719.63/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Laie (Hawaiian: Lie, pronounced [laie]) is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu (Oahu) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, lie means "ie leaf" (ieie is a climbing screwpine: Freycinetia arborea). The population was 5,963 at the 2020 census.Historically, Lie was a puuhonua, a sanctuary for fugitives. Traditional cities of refuge were abolished in 1819. The name Lie is said to derive from two Hawaiian words: lau meaning "leaf", and ie referring to the ieie (red-spiked climbing screw pine) which wreaths forest trees of the uplands or mauka regions of the mountains of theKoolau Range behind the community of Lie. In. Hawaiian mythology, ikawai, which means "in the water", also belongs to the food-producing tree called kalalaikawa. According to Hawaiian oral traditions, the planting of the kalalawai tree in the garden of Paliula is symbolic of the reproductive energy of male and female, which union in turns fills the land with offspring. From its close association with nature through its name, and through its oral traditions and history, Lie takes upon itself a precise identification and a responsibility in perpetuating life and in preserving all life forms. All that is left of Nioi heiau can be found on a small ridge.


The name Lie is said to derive from two Hawaiian words: lau meaning "leaf" and ie referring to a red-spiked climbing screwpine. The name Lie becomes more environmentally significant through the Hawaiian oral history (kaao) entitled Laieikawai. In this history, the term ikawi, which means "in the water", also belongs to the food-producing tree called kalalaikawa. According to Hawaiian oral traditions, the planting of the tree in the garden of Paliula is symbolic of the reproductive energy of male and female, which union in turns fills the land with offspring. The village of Lie is located in the ahupua, which followed the general pattern of Lie, Asupa, and the broad base along the sea and the base of the Koolau Range. It is located on the island of Oahu, in the north of the Hawaiian Islands, in what is now the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. The city of Lie was once a sanctuary for fugitives, but was abolished in 1819. Within the city of refuge were located at least two heiau, traditional Hawaiian temples, of which very little remains today. Moohekili heiaU was destroyed, but its remains can be found in taro patches makai (seaward) of Laie Hawaii Temple belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) All that is left of Nioi is a coral platform.


Lie is one of the best known communities of the LDS Church and the site of the Laie Hawaii Temple. The Polynesian Cultural Center, the state's largest living museum, draws millions of visitors annually. In 2015, the cultural center opened a new addition to the public called the Hukilau Marketplace. The marketplace is a vintage throwback to 1950's Hawaii offering nostalgic food, local goods and everyone-is-family hospitality. The community welcomed a new "Laie Courtyard by Marriott", a three-story hotel housing 144 standard rooms which feature local island-style furnishing. The hotel replaced the historical Laie Inn which was demolished in 2009 to make room for the new hotel. Lie has had a significant impact on Hawaiian culture, despite many of its residents' tracing their lineages from various Pacific Island countries such as Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand. Fundraisers and feasts on the beach in the late 1940s inspired "The HukILau Song", written, composed and originally recorded by Jack Owens, The Cruising Crooner, and made famous by Alfred Apaka. The town is home to Brigham Young UniversityHawaii, which is located in Lie. It is also home to the University of Hawaii at Oahu, which was founded in 1883. It was the first public university in the state and has since become one of its largest campuses. It also has a chapter of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Lie is located north of Hauula and south of Kahuku along Kamehameha Highway (State Route 83) The coastline is marked by Lie Point, a prominent lithified dune jutting out into the ocean. Lielohelohe Beach Park, to the south of town, includes Pahumoa Beach, named after a fisherman from Lie Maloo. The beach has also been known as Pounders Beach for its pounding shorebreak. The name was popularized in the 1950s by students at the Church College of the Pacific (now Brigham Young UniversityHawaii) who called the beach "Pounders" after a shorebreak that provided popular bodysurfing rides. The CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of which 1.3 square miles of it is land and 0.9 sq miles (2.3 km²), and 40.65% of it (40.65%) is water. Lie is located at 21°3855N 157°5532W and is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the state of Oahu. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the CDP's population to be 2,068. The city of Lie has a population of 2,071. It is located in the central part of the island, near the island of O'ahu, and is on the main island of Kaua'i. The town of Lie is home to the University of Hawaii at Hilo.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,585 people, 903 households, and 735 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,601.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,390.6/km²). There were 1,010 housing units at an average density of 793.4 per squaremile (306.3/ km²) The racial makeup of the CSP was 27.59% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 9.23% Asian, 36.88% Pacific Islander,0.65% from other races, and 25.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population. The median income for a household was $50,875, and the median price for a family was $59,432. The per capita income for the C DP was $13,785. About 10.7% of families and 17.5% of people were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% ofThose ages 65 and older. The CDP is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to the city of San Francisco. It is also home to San Francisco International Airport, the world's busiest airport, as well as other major airports such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Diego. The U.S. Postal Service operates out of the city.


Lie is within the Hawaii Department of Education. Lie Elementary School is in the CDP. Brigham Young UniversityHawaii is in Laie CDP and Lie is in Lie. Lie is a suburb of Honolulu, Hawaii, with a population of 2,000. Lie has an estimated population of 3,000 people. It is in a census-designated place (CDP) with an area of 1,000 square miles (3,500 square kilometers) Lie is within Lie CDP, which is in Hawaii's largest city, Honolulu. It has a population density of 1.4 million people per square mile (1,000/km) and an area area of 2.5 million people (2,500/km). It is located in the state's largest CDP (Laie) and has an area size of 3.6 million people. Lie's population is 2,500 people (including 1,400 people from Lie) and its area size is 3,500 acres (1.7 million km). Lie is part of the Honolulu CDP which is also in the Honolulu-Honolulu Metropolitan Statistical Area (LMA) and the Hawaii County CDPs (LCDPs) L CDP is 1,500 square miles (4,000 km) in size. L L is the largest C DP in Hawaii. L is also the largest LDP in Hawaii with a total population of 4,200 people (L-6,000). L is a CDP with an L.


The LDS Church's Laie Hawaii Temple is in Laie. The temple is one of the largest temples in the world. It is the second largest temple in the state, after the Kailua-Kona temple. The Laie temple was dedicated to Joseph Smith, the first president of the LDS Church in Hawaii. It was dedicated in 1841. It's the first temple in Hawaii to be dedicated to an LDS leader. It opened in 1842, and was named for Joseph Smith in 1851. It became the Laie Temple in 1852. It has been open to the public since 1852, and is still open to visitors today. It cost $1.5 million to build and is located on the island of Kaua'i, in the central part of the state.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii = 65.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Laie = 9.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,963 individuals with a median age of 25 age the population dropped by -1.94% in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,453.32 residents per square mile of area (1,719.63/km²). There are average 4.47 people per household in the 885 households with an average household income of $70,013 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.40%. The number of physicians in Laie per 100,000 population = 288.1.


The annual rainfall in Laie = 48.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 216. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 269. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 65.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 36.65%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $585,980 and home appreciation of 16.97%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.82 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,893 per student. There are 17.4 students for each teacher in the school, 545 students for each Librarian and 270 students for each Counselor. 6.04% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.96% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.62% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Laie's population in Honolulu County, Hawaii of 2,441 residents in 1900 has increased 2,44-fold to 5,963 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.08% female residents and 47.92% male residents live in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 47.92% are single population.

  • 21.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Laie require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    39.68% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.48% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.80% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 36.65% are owner-occupied homes, another 52.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.14% are vacant.

  • The 32.10% of the population in Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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