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Hawaii Population

Hawaii is the state of United States located in pacific ocean, outside of the North America, which is located 2,000 miles (3,200 km) southwest of the US. Hawaii population in 2021 is estimated to be 1.4 million and ranks 40th in the US. Hawaii area is 10,931 square miles (28,311 sq km), 42nd by area rank in the US. The Hawaii state consists of major eight main islands Niihau, Oahu (O'ahu), Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii, In addition to eight main islands, The Hawaiian archipelago, 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km), Its ocean coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long. The Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called the Hawaii hotspot. The word 'Hawaii' comes from the Proto-Polynesian 'hawaiki', which means Place of the Gods or Homeland. Only people with Hawaiian ancestry are considered to be Hawaiians. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee, cacao and vanilla beans commercially. The Hawaii capital and largest city is Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

The Hawaiian population is 154,000 in the year 1900. By 1930 the Hawaiian population is doubled with 368,300 inhabitants. It crossed half a million mark by 1950, 632,772 in 1960, 964,691 in 1980 and in 1990 the Hawaiian population crossed 1 million mark.

HI population in 2020 is estimated to be 1.4 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20101,363,963
20111,379,2521.12
20121,394,9051.13
20131,408,4530.97
20141,414,8620.46
20151,422,4840.54
20161,428,1050.40
20171,424,203-0.27
20181,420,491-0.26
2019*1,417,224-0.23
2020*1,414,099-0.22
2021*1,411,116-0.21
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018


Hawaii Population by Race & Groups

Native Hawaiian represents 10.03% of the population as on estimated 2017 census, White Americans are 25.13%, Black Americans are 1.82%, 38% are Asian population in Hawaii and 10.23% are Hispanic/Latino. 88,969 are Native Hawaiians, 14,864 are Samoans, 2699 are Guamanian/Chamorro's. 44,728 are Mexicans, 2,239 are Cubans and 47,572 are Puerto Ricans. Out of Asian Population, 2,750 are Indians (Asians), 57,181 are Chinese, 178,444 are Japanese, 23,925 are Korean, 211,189 are Filipinos and 11,480 are Vietnamese. 2,756 are AIAN, 221 are Navajo tribal grouping, 69 are Sioux, 32 are Chippewa tribals and 603 are Cherokee tribal grouping.

Total Population1,421,658Percent
White357,30825.13%
Black or African American25,8841.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,7560.194%
Cherokee tribal grouping6030.042%
Chippewa tribal grouping320.002%
Navajo tribal grouping2210.016%
Sioux tribal grouping690.005%
Asian Population540,55638.02%
Asian Indian2,7500.19%
Chinese57,1814.02%
Filipino211,18914.86%
Japanese178,44412.55%
Korean23,9251.68%
Vietnamese11,4800.81%
Other Asian Population55,587
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander142,60010.03%
Native Hawaiian88,9696.258%
Guamanian or Chamorro2,6990.190%
Samoan14,8641.046%
Other Pacific Islander36,068
Some other race14,056
Hispanic or Latino145,38110.23%
Mexican44,7283.15%
Puerto Rican47,5723.35%
Cuban2,2390.16%
Other Hispanic or Latino50,842

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)


Top Cities of Hawaii

RankCitiesPopulation(2018)
1Urban Honolulu CDP347,397


Population Pyramid

The Hawaii population pyramid as per 2017 US census estimates.

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group


Languages spoken in HI

English is the official language of Hawaii state.
LanguagesPopulationPercentage
Speak only English986,47874.16
Spanish Language27,3282.05
European Language15,2261.14
Asian Languages294,80422.16
Other Languages6,4050.48
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Education

Hawaii state education stats as per the table below.

TotalMaleFemale
Population 18 to 24 years129,75571,34358,412
Less than high school graduate9,5925,5804,012
High school graduate (includes equivalency)50,24530,89019,355
Some college or associates degree58,85930,32628,533
Bachelors degree or higher11,0594,5476,512
Population 25 years and over984,320484,601499,719
Less than 9th grade37,34715,17722,170
9th to 12th grade, no diploma45,11323,51521,598
High school graduate (includes equivalency)273,162140,135133,027
Some college, no degree210,452107,478102,974
Associates degree102,89648,76154,135
Bachelors degree209,09798,347110,750
Graduate or professional degree106,25351,18855,065
White245,087131,662113,425
High school graduate or higher237,120127,425109,695
Bachelors degree or higher111,08758,42352,664
Black or African16,43910,5065,933
High school graduate or higher15,67010,1265,544
Bachelors degree or higher4,4852,6081,877
American Indian or Alaska Native alone2,2291,2221,007
High school graduate or higher1,9141,004910
Bachelors degree or higher476184292
Asian426,195192,169234,026
High school graduate or higher376,950171,306205,644
Bachelors degree or higher140,70961,09779,612
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander87,28544,31742,968
High school graduate or higher77,26739,35137,916
Bachelors degree or higher11,9995,7136,286
Hispanic or Latino Origin72,30636,49035,816
High school graduate or higher64,98832,29232,696
Bachelors degree or higher14,6776,6837,994
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disability

Disable population of Hawaii as per hearing/vision/cognitive/ambulatory difficulty.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population153,544
Male74,881
Female78,663
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White38,994
Black or African American1,771
American Indian and Alaska Native alone453
Asian66,097
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15,588
Some other race1,035
DISABILITY TYPE
With a hearing difficulty50,861
With a vision difficulty24,621
With a cognitive difficulty57,850
With an ambulatory difficulty80,036
With a self-care difficulty31,219
With an independent living difficulty59,600


Counties of Hawaii

Hawaii state is divided into 5 counties, Honolulu county is the most populous with 980,080, followed by Hawaii county with 200,983, Maui county with 167,207, Kauai county with 72,133 and the least populous is Kalawao county with 88 inhabitants.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Hawaii County199,503200,9830.722
Honolulu County986,429980,080-0.611
Kalawao County8888055
Kauai County71,78072,1330.544
Maui County166,403167,2070.533


References

1. Census Fact finder
2. Historical Population of States from 1790 to 1990

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