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Hawaii has largest Asian, lowest white population among states

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:05 p.m. HST, Jun 13, 2013

A state analysis of U.S. Census data released today shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population.

The research division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said the data shows 56.9 percent of Hawaii's population identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more races as of July 1 last year. That's by far the highest share of any state, with California ranked second at 15.8 percent.

Despite a population of just under 1.4 million, Hawaii ranks fifth in the country in its raw population of nearly 792,000 Asians.

The analysis said 43 percent of people in Hawaii identified as white, alone or in combination with another race.

Minorities made up more than three-quarters of the state's population, with only 22.8 percent of people identifying as white and not Hispanic.

Honolulu County has a higher share of minorities than other parts of Hawaii, the state analysis said. On Oahu, 80.6 percent of people identified as minorities, while 69.9 percent of people were minorities in Kauai, 69.3 percent on the Big Island and 68.4 percent in Maui County.

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 132,000 people in the state identified as Hispanic. Hispanic is defined by the Census as an ethnicity and not a race, and is tallied separately.

While Hawaii's total population increased only 2.1 percent between 2010 and 2012, the state saw bigger jumps in its older residents over the same two years, including a 12.8 percent increase in residents 85 years and older and a 12.7 percent increase in those ages 65 to 69.

State officials say 16.1 percent of the population on Kauai is age 65 or older, the highest share for the age group in the state. Kauai also has the highest median age at 41.8 years.

The median age in the state is 38.3 years, slightly down from 38.5 years in 2011, state officials said. Hawaii has slightly more men, 50.4 percent, than women.

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dlum003 wrote:
Apparently, they havent been to Maui
on June 13,2013 | 03:12PM
copperwire9 wrote:
on June 13,2013 | 03:26PM
sloturle wrote:
u should go to maui lol
on June 13,2013 | 04:24PM
false wrote:
Maui is just a peninsula for California. Kailua too. Mauifornia and Kailuafornia.
on June 13,2013 | 06:13PM
lynnh wrote:
You clearly know squat about Kailua.
on June 13,2013 | 08:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Why isn't Maui part of the State?
on June 13,2013 | 05:31PM
allie wrote:
We Mandans accept all
on June 13,2013 | 03:36PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
How you figure? You don't even accept Hawaii people, you always criticize them and their islands.
on June 13,2013 | 04:27PM
Fred01 wrote:
She is right. Locals are pretty dumb.
on June 13,2013 | 09:09PM
kolohepalu wrote:
Why not go back to your smart trailer-park friends on the mainland.
on June 14,2013 | 08:40PM
808BigE wrote:
This comment has nothing to do with the article or any of the above comments lol. aka, no one cares
on June 13,2013 | 05:46PM
aomohoa wrote:
Than you must not be a Mandan because you trash talk everyone!
on June 13,2013 | 08:27PM
Grimbold wrote:
Whites are now minorities and entitled to preferential Treatment, like all other races including native Hawaiians.
on June 13,2013 | 03:40PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Oohh, I was wondering when Native Hawaiian or Obama was going to be dragged in. Lol.too funny.
on June 13,2013 | 05:33PM
lynnh wrote:
Umm, you dragged Obama into this. Know one said anything about Obama until you shot your mouth off.
on June 13,2013 | 08:09PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Bagged another gopper! Yehaww.
on June 13,2013 | 09:11PM
tiki886 wrote:
Bingo! Now you get to experience 'affirmative action' for h a o l e s.

Just like President Obama who was given opportunities that were unearned and undeserved.

on June 13,2013 | 10:03PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Hapa - no ka oi.
on June 13,2013 | 04:05PM
kolohepalu wrote:
Yeah mon!
on June 13,2013 | 07:38PM
sailfish1 wrote:
If a person is part white and part Asian, is that person classified as white or Asian? The numbers can be grossly inaccurate depending on how they are counted.
on June 13,2013 | 05:31PM
hanalei395 wrote:
If that hapa person HAD to choose ONLY one, white or Asian, then that is what that person chose to be. And the number for that, is accurate.
on June 13,2013 | 06:00PM
honokai wrote:
Might be an accurate description of self-genetic hate. There is no scientific foundation for any of these measurements. We wouldn't classify animals like this. Why do we use such unscientific measures for people. History is real. But science should not be based on feelings about history.
on June 13,2013 | 06:24PM
tiki886 wrote:
That may be or not but the US Census is used to carve up voting districts and to divvy up the the loot the IRS confiscates from everyone.
on June 13,2013 | 10:12PM
tresgatos wrote:
and this is supposed to be news?!
on June 13,2013 | 05:55PM
honokai wrote:
The United States Government has no business lumping people into these kind of primitive classifications. White? what on earth is that? Norwegian? sheez --- what if you are Mongolian/Spanish? are you purple? this is all really dumb
on June 13,2013 | 06:18PM
Mythman wrote:
And this is why native Hawaiians of the 1921 HHCA are unable to be allowed to enjoy being American Indians of Hawaiian style - Asians are from nations where they did not have aboriginal people to deal with in terms of land. They themselves are the aboriginal people, for the most part. Native Hawaiians got screwed because Asians have been the majority population of Hawaii since at least 1810. come on, now.
on June 13,2013 | 06:37PM
Grimbold wrote:
Native Hawaiians lost out because their culture was ancient and outdated. The Change came too fast for them to adjust, so the modern cultures defeated them.
on June 13,2013 | 06:48PM
honokai wrote:
Defeated? I think not. Our Hawaiian culture is the only thing saving us from a complete californication of these islands. .
on June 13,2013 | 07:02PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The Hollywood writers for that phony, stupid "Hawaii 5-0", is trying to show to the world that Hawai'i is already completely Californicated.
on June 13,2013 | 08:32PM
hanalei395 wrote:
To Grimbold ....What defeated the Hawaiians ...were the white man's disease's, and then the 1893 invasion of U.S. Marines, with help from the white supremacist militia, the Honolulu Rifles.
on June 13,2013 | 07:20PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
there you go with your racist rant again. must be the symptoms of the syphilis you contracted.
on June 13,2013 | 07:54PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Amberdaze has "contracted" her kohe out for business.
on June 13,2013 | 08:21PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
i think your type like the elemu better, prince, but either way, do it safely, protected. so you don't get any more STD's. you don't want to handicap yourself any more than you already have.
on June 13,2013 | 09:23PM
what wrote:
Why didn't the Hawaiian diseases defeat the White diseases? Was one more superior than the other?
on June 13,2013 | 09:31PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
excellent question, ask prince hanalei, s/he the expert on all things hawaiiana.
on June 13,2013 | 10:00PM
lynnh wrote:
What defeated the islands was the Allii greed for western goods.
on June 13,2013 | 08:08PM
aomohoa wrote:
So you hate all Haole's?? I guess you hate me, and you don't even know me. I guess I know one racist here now. I live in Ewa Beach. My neighbors are all races and we are all friends. Get over it.
on June 13,2013 | 08:37PM
kolohepalu wrote:
That is the truth.
on June 14,2013 | 08:36PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Oh my,here comes the same people that tweeter bs about that Mexican boy singing the National Anthem. What a pity they exist in Hawaii.
on June 13,2013 | 09:15PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
The sweetest part...although in the majority, Asians still qualify as a favored minority for Federal contracts. Hehehehe....
on June 13,2013 | 07:33PM
peanutgallery wrote:
on June 13,2013 | 08:21PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Not surprising. Honolulu county having the most minorities - what else would we expect with all the immigrants living off our tax money from KPT to Kaimuki.
on June 13,2013 | 08:31PM
aomohoa wrote:
I guess you hate me, and you don't even know me:(
on June 13,2013 | 08:38PM
aomohoa wrote:
Oh, that was suppose to be for Hanalei395
on June 13,2013 | 08:52PM
Thegame wrote:
Thank you for wasting money on useless information.
on June 13,2013 | 09:52PM
bumbye wrote:
If we have that many "Asians", why are the schools' test scores higher?
on June 13,2013 | 11:26PM
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