Where do I find information about the population of the State of Hawaii?

The most detailed information about Hawaii’s population is found in the census conducted every ten years by the U.S. Census Bureau. The information gathered includes population totals, breakdowns by sex, age, race, ethnicity and ancestry, household size, social and economic characteristics such as income, education and labor force status and housing information. Much of this information is available for the state, counties, districts, census designated places and census tracts. Where the island equals the county, island statistics are readily available. For Maui and Kauai counties, DBEDT’s Hawaii State Data Center aggregates the data for selected population characteristics for the islands in these counties.

In between census years, the Federal State Cooperative Program for Population provides annual estimates for resident and de facto population for the state, county and district levels. Island population totals (except for Ni‘ihau) can be calculated from these statistics.

The U.S. Census Bureau provides its information in print format, on CD-ROM and on the Internet. Information from the 2000 Census is being released almost exclusively on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website under
American FactFinder
. The Hawaii State Data Center’s
Hawaii Census 2000
site focuses primarily on Hawaii data. The
State of Hawaii Data Book
is the first place to look for population statistics. It provides tables for the most commonly asked questions.

Short-range estimates for state population totals are included in the
Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
. Long-range projections for the state and counties can be found in
Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2025