Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hawai`i News Now - December 21st, 2016

Over the last year, 10,000 more people left Hawai`i for the mainland than moved in from another state.

In 2014-15, Hawai`i's net out-migration totaled about 6,700, while the figure was just 941 in 2010.

Altogether from 2010 to 2016, about 30,000 more people left Hawai`i than moved in from the mainland. The population loss was made up with local births and in-migration from foreign countries.

With the high mainland out-migration tallies, Hawai`i's population grew by an anemic 0.2 percent from 2015 to 2016, the Census estimates show. Put in raw numbers, that means Hawai`i added about 3,400 people over the one-year period ending July 1 to end with a population of 1,428,557.

In previous years, Hawai`i's population growth has been at about 1 percent, though the figure was .6 percent from 2014 to 2015, revised Census figures show....