The Least Populated County In America Is Right Here In Hawaii And It’s Unbelievably Serene
With an estimated 1.42 million residents as of 2017, Hawaii is America’s 10th smallest state when it comes to population, not surprising when looking at its overall land mass. What is surprising, however, is that the Aloha State is home to the smallest county in the entire country. Kalawao County, nestled on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai, is home to less than 100 residents.
I’m going to be honest with you for a moment: until a few weeks ago, I wasn’t even aware Kalawao County even existed. I obviously knew about the leper colonies, but I would have never thought it was classified as its own county. Did you know about this teeny tiny county hiding right here in Hawaii? What about these 16 tiny towns, most of which are larger than the entire County of Kalawao?
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.