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Census: Hawaii One of only Eight States to Lose Population
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People keep leaving Hawaii in droves

HNN: ...In 2015-16, Hawaii's net out-migration totaled about 10,000.

It was 6,700 in 2014-15, and just 941 in 2010.

Over the last five years, about 37,000 more people have left Hawaii for the mainland than moved in.

The population loss has typically been made up by local births and in-migration from foreign countries.

But this year, Hawaii's population actually declined by 1,145 people.

Put another way, Hawaii's population lost about three people per day. The state broke it down this way:

  • There were 49 births per day on average over the 12-month period.
  • There were 34 deaths per day on average.
  • 18 more people per day moved into the state from foreign countries than left for foreign countries.
  • And 37 more people moved out of the state per day to other states than came into Hawaii from other states.

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Eight States Saw Population Declines in the Last Year

by Tim Henderson, PEW, Dec 20, 2017

Eight states lost population between July 2016 and July 2017, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. If the estimates hold up, it would be the first time in 30 years that so many states lost residents in a single year.

Last year (between July 2015 and July 2016) the Census Bureau also identified eight states with population losses, but it has since revised those numbers, taking Mississippi and New York off the list.

According to this year’s state population estimate, Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming all lost population between 2016 and 2017. The states that lost population between 2015 and 2016 were Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

The last time eight states lost population in one year was between 1986 and 1987, when a collapse in oil prices hit the economies of energy-producing states.

In the latest estimates, Illinois lost the most population (33,703), followed by West Virginia (12,780), Wyoming (5,595), Louisiana (1,824), Alaska (1,727), Mississippi (1,315), Hawaii (1,145) and North Dakota (155). For Hawaii, Louisiana and North Dakota it was the first population drop of the decade so far.

Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state between 2016 and 2017, with a population increase of 2.2 percent, to 1.7 million. Following Idaho were Nevada (2 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Washington (1.7 percent), and Florida and Arizona (1.6 percent).

“Domestic migration drove change in the two fastest-growing states, Idaho and Nevada, while an excess of births over deaths played a major part in the growth of the third-fastest-growing state, Utah,” said Luke Rogers, Chief of the Population Estimates Branch.

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