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Latest edition of State Data Book available online

The 2010 edition on the State of Hawaii Data book chock-full of numbers and interesting facts about the 50th state is now available on the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism’s  website.

The Data Book  can be accesses at: http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt.

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation.  With 800 data tables, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, labor, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism and transportation.

“Our Data Book is a valuable tool for business planners, researchers, policy makers, and anyone who wants or needs to know more about trends and data related to Hawaii,” said DBEDT Director Richard Lim.

“This data becomes increasingly important in an economic environment where we are striving to be efficient in providing services. It is also a key took for business analysts seeking to identify trends and target audiences.”

Some of the data in this newest edition show that:

— Over the last 60 years, the average number of persons per household has decreased from 4.14 persons per household in 1950 to 2.89 persons per household in 2010 (Table 1.47);

— Between 2000 and 2010, there was a net migration of over 55,600 people into the State of Hawaii, with the largest number (about 26,500) moving into the County of Hawaii (Table 1.56);

–Total visitor days increased by 8.9 percent to 65.6 million days in 2010 from 2009, of which  15.2 million days were international visitor days represented a 15.4 percent increase from a year earlier (Table 7.05).

— In Fiscal year 2010, the total amount of municipal solid waste delivered reached a 20-year low of 777,069 tons (Table 5.30).

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