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Hawaii Population Declines 0.8% During COVID
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News Release from DBEDT, Mar 30, 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau released its county-level vintage 2022 population estimates today. The release contained population data for 2020 to 2022. Final revisions to the 2011 to 2019 intercensal population estimates are not yet available.

Between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2022 the state population declined at an average rate of 0.4% per year.

For the counties,

  • Honolulu County’s population declined at an average rate of 0.8% per year and
  • Maui County’s population decreased at an average rate of 0.1% per year.
  • Hawaii County’s population grew by 1.4% on average per year and
  • Kauai County’s population grew by an average rate of 0.4% per year.

On July 1,2022, Honolulu County accounted for 69.1% of the state’s total population. Hawaii County accounted for 14.3%, Maui County had 11.4% of the state’s population, and Kauai County’s population was 5.1%.

Data in this release also included components of population changes and revisions to previous population estimates for 2020 and 2022 which are all available on our Population Estimates webpage. Highlights of the county population estimates can be viewed at this link or through the Population Estimates webpage.

SA: Latest census data for Hawaii reflects COVID-19 exodus

SA: Off The News: Hawaii’s declining-population trend

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Percent Change in State Population: July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022



News Release from DBEDT, Dec 22, 2022

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2022 state population estimates today. The latest estimates include the Vintage 2022 estimates for 2020 through 2022.
Hawaii’s latest population estimates and components of change data are not available on our
Population Estimates webpage.


On July 1, 2021, the resident population for the State of Hawaii was 1,447,154. On July 1, 2022, the resident population for the State of Hawaii was 1,440,196. This was a decline of 0.48%.

On average, between July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022, the State of Hawaii’s population decreased by 19 people a day.  There was a natural increase of 7 people per day, but, on average, 26 more people moved out of the State of Hawaii than moved to the State of Hawaii per day.

There were:

43 births per day
37 deaths per day
16 more people moving to Hawaii from foreign countries than moving out of Hawaii to foreign countries
42 more people moving out of Hawaii to another state than moving to Hawaii from another state

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News Release from DBEDT, Dec 8, 2022

December 8, 2022. The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates today. The 2021 ACS 5 year estimates are available on, which is the Census Bureau’s platform to access data and digital content.

Several new detailed tables were added for housing and poverty status. Two new tables contain information on monthly costs for electricity and gas, and two other housing related tables cover data on annual costs for water and sewer and other house heating fuels. A new detailed table on poverty status includes information on the total number of people in households for whom poverty status is determined, the number of people in households whose income is below the poverty level, and the number of people in households whose income is at or above the poverty level.

Click here to view DBEDT’s full highlights. More Hawaii data, including selected population profiles, data profiles, and ranking tables are available on our American Community Survey Page.


MN: Maui County saw population decline during pandemic

SA: Latest census data for Hawaii reflective of pandemic exodus


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