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Hawaii population up 1 percent, to 1,392,313 residents

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:13 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2013


Hawaii’s population grew 1 percent from July 2011 to July 2012, driven primarily by a relatively high birth rate and people moving from foreign countries, the state said Thursday.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism analyzed data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The state had a resident population of 1,392,313 on July 1, 2012, compared to 1,378,129 one year earlier. Of those, 70.1 percent live on Oahu.

On average, Hawaii gained 39 residents per day:

>> Fifty babies were born per day, offset by 28 deaths, for a net gain of 22 natural residents.

>> Hawaii had a net gain of 25 people who moved from or to foreign countries per day, offset by a net loss of eight people moving to or from the U.S. mainland, for a net migration gain of 17 people.

Resident population by county on July 1, 2012 was 976,372 in Honolulu County, 189,191 in Hawaii County, 158,316 in Maui County and 68,434 in Kauai County.

“Resident population” includes military members and dependents stationed in Hawaii.

For more information, go to http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/census/population-estimate.







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pakeheat wrote:
Pretty soon it will be the rich and poor, most of the middle class would either move away or dwindle because of the high cost of living
on March 14,2013 | 12:35PM
TLehel wrote:
There should be a huge sign in the middle of the island that has a capacity limit on it like in all buildings. 1.4 million? I'd jump for joy if 0.4 million were cut out somehow. This island would be a much better place with just 1 million residents.
on March 14,2013 | 12:49PM
tiki886 wrote:
Why don't you lead the way and leave? "This island would be a much better place" without you.
on March 14,2013 | 01:23PM
TLehel wrote:
Nah brah, born and raised here. So I no like leave. I never said I didn't like it here. I said it would be better if there was less people, which is true. I guess you enjoy the traffic huh?
on March 14,2013 | 02:01PM
iansuen wrote:
1.4 million includes all islands. Oahu is still under 1 million as of today.
on March 15,2013 | 07:15AM
loquaciousone wrote:
According to my calculations, only 10 percent of our population elects the people who will represent 100 percent.
on March 14,2013 | 12:55PM
alfhawaii wrote:
People should come to Hawaii only to visit and spend their money. They shouldn't come here to live and relocate. How many stories do we hear about homeless coming to Hawaii because they thought its a great place only to find the high cost of living.
on March 14,2013 | 01:22PM
tiki886 wrote:
So many people choosing to live together on an island. Hawaii must be the FRIENDLIEST place on earth!
on March 14,2013 | 01:24PM
primo1 wrote:
Too many welfare babies.
on March 14,2013 | 02:48PM
64hoo wrote:
and we have over a million vehicles on this island alone more traffic problems.
on March 14,2013 | 04:02PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Where are the additional people going to work and where are they going to live?
on March 15,2013 | 07:19PM
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