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Kauai is Hawaii's fastest growing county, census finds

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:57 p.m. HST, Mar 27, 2014

Kauai County is the fastest-growing county in Hawaii, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The island's population rose 1.6 percent between July 1, 2012 and July 2013, according to a news release. Kauai County was followed by Maui County which saw 1.4 percent growth. Hawaii County's population grew 1.2 percent and Honolulu saw .9 percent growth.

In terms of numbers, Honolulu topped the neighbor islands with an increase of 8,439 people. Hawaii County grew by 2,246 people while Maui County and Kauai County grew by 2,162 and 1,117 people respectively.

Honolulu is the most populated county in the state with 983,429 residents followed by Hawaii County and Maui County.

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cojef wrote:
Growth means as the accompanying picture indicate pressure on the overcrowded highways. Even back in 2004 when we were back there it was murder driving from Kapaa to Lihue, especially during the commuting hours. Narrow bridge in Hanalei driving down the the hill from Princeville and crossing the river is a major bottle-neck.
on March 27,2014 | 11:45AM
akio wrote:
Too many people on this Island and no fix to the horrible daily traffic except paying county workers to put cones out from Lihue to Wailua every day.
on March 27,2014 | 01:48PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
All the rich white birds flying in...next, Eh brah no can talk pidgin. Watch the tension mount. No surf in my spot. " that's not the way we do it back home, young fella!"
on March 27,2014 | 12:55PM
false wrote:
Has anyone told them that with a lot of traffic they just might need a rail? LOL They can come and look at ours.
on March 27,2014 | 04:07PM
Knowlege wrote:
growing population with limited resources
on March 27,2014 | 07:21PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Has anyone told them that every real hurricane we get goes right through Kauai, with Windward Oahu being second in damage. That's how my brother-in-law started his climb to riches. Bought a rickety house in Kaneohe. When the hurricane hit knocking down telephone poles and blowing off roofs in Kaneohe and Waimanalo, his "new" house was demolished. Rebuilt with the insurance money and made a big profit when he promptly sold it. Then he bought a really big house in Kalihi, and then Pauoa. Yup, hurricanes can be beneficial. A lot of rebuilding happened in Kauai after Hurricane Iniki. They never got around to fixing up the Coco Palms, however.
on March 27,2014 | 08:30PM
yhls wrote:
OMG, newsflash.
on March 27,2014 | 10:15PM
none wrote:
Great. We need more mainlanders here to show up locals.
on March 27,2014 | 11:14PM
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