U.S. Census Shows Increase in Hawai‘i Population

December 21, 2016, 11:19 AM HST
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The U.S. Census Bureau has released its 2016 state population estimates, and Hawai‘i saw some growth between 2015 and 2016.

Here are some daily estimated population averages for the State of Hawai‘i: 2015 to 2016

Daily Estimated Population Averages for the State of Hawai‘i: 2015 to 2016

On July 1, 2015, the resident population for the State of Hawai‘i was 1,425,157.

On July 1, 2016, the resident population for the State of Hawai‘i was 1,428,557.


On an average, between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, there was an increase of 9 people per day:


51 births per day

33 deaths per day

20 more people moved into the State of Hawai‘i from foreign countries than those
moving out of the State of Hawai‘i to foreign countries per day.


27 more people moved out of the State of Hawai‘i to other states in the U.S. than
those moving into the State of Hawai‘i from other states per day.

7 more people moved out of the State of Hawai‘i than those moving out of the State of Hawai‘i
per day (includes both movement from foreign countries and movement from other states in the U.S.)

Note: Does not sum due to rounding and residual assignment.

The full Hawai‘i data is now available on the DBEDT website.

Nationally, census numbers show Utah’s population crossed the 3.0 million mark as it became the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year.

“States in the South and West continued to lead in population growth,” said Ben Bolender, Chief of the Population Estimates Branch. “In 2016, 37.9% of the nation’s population lived in the South and 23.7% lived in the West.”

Following Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Florida and Washington saw the largest percentage increases in population.

Illinois lost more people than any other state (-37,508).  A total of eight states lost population between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, including Pennsylvania, New York and Wyoming, all three of which had grown the previous year.

The U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent to 323.1 million. Furthermore, the population of voting-age residents, adults age 18 and over, grew to 249.5 million, making up 77.2% of the population in 2016, an increase of 0.9 percent from 2015.

Get more details on the national numbers at the U.S. Census website.

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