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Hawaii’s population grows by a little less than 1 percent

  • CRAIG GIMA / CGIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Kakaako skyline is changing as Hawaii’s population increases at a rate of about 1 percent per year.

Hawaii’s population grew by about 11,000 people in 2015 to more than 1.43 million, an increase of a little less than 1 percent.

The U.S. Census Bureau said the number of island residents rose to 1,431,603 as of July 1, up from 1,420,257 last year.

On average, Hawaii’s population increased by about 30 people a day, according to the census estimate released Tuesday.

Births and people moving to the islands from other countries accounted for most of the population growth.

There were 53 births per day compared with 32 deaths, and an average of 28 more people moved here per day from foreign countries (which includes U.S. military). On average, 19 more people left Hawaii for the mainland than arrived here.

Hawaii is the 40th most populous state, according to the data. The state ranks above New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.

Hawaii’s rate has been steady over the past five years, and is comparable to the national growth rate. Since 2010, Hawaii has grown 5 percent.

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