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?