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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 2020 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.

YearPopulation% Change
2020*1,414,099-0.22 *
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
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%
Other Asian Population55,587
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander142,60010.03%
Native Hawaiian88,9696.258%
Guamanian or Chamorro2,6990.190%
Other Pacific Islander36,068
Some other race14,056
Hispanic or Latino145,38110.23%
Puerto Rican47,5723.35%
Other Hispanic or Latino50,842

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Hawaii

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.
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)


Hawaii state education stats as per the table below.

Population 18 to 24 years1297557134358412
Less than high school graduate959255804012
High school graduate (includes equivalency)502453089019355
Some college or associates degree588593032628533
Bachelors degree or higher1105945476512
Population 25 years and over984320484601499719
Less than 9th grade373471517722170
9th to 12th grade, no diploma451132351521598
High school graduate (includes equivalency)273162140135133027
Some college, no degree210452107478102974
Associates degree1028964876154135
Bachelors degree20909798347110750
Graduate or professional degree1062535118855065
High school graduate or higher237120127425109695
Bachelors degree or higher1110875842352664
Black or African16439105065933
High school graduate or higher15670101265544
Bachelors degree or higher448526081877
American Indian or Alaska Native alone222912221007
High school graduate or higher19141004910
Bachelors degree or higher476184292
High school graduate or higher376950171306205644
Bachelors degree or higher1407096109779612
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander872854431742968
High school graduate or higher772673935137916
Bachelors degree or higher1199957136286
Hispanic or Latino Origin723063649035816
High school graduate or higher649883229232696
Bachelors degree or higher1467766837994
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


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

Total civilian non-institutionalized population153544
Black or African American1771
American Indian and Alaska Native alone453
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15588
Some other race1035
With a hearing difficulty50861
With a vision difficulty24621
With a cognitive difficulty57850
With an ambulatory difficulty80036
With a self-care difficulty31219
With an independent living difficulty59600

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


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