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The 2000 Census showed that Hawaii County had a population of 148,677 people. This represented 12.27% of the total population of Hawaii, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 5 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hawaii had a population of 177,835 people. This is an increase of 19.61% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010185,079+24.48%+4.07% since 2009
2009177,835+19.61%+0.81% since 2008
2008176,399+18.65%+1.85% since 2007
2007173,190+16.49%+2.15% since 2006
2006169,540+14.03%+2.82% since 2005
2005164,887+10.9%+2.94% since 2004
2004160,170+7.73%+2.45% since 2003
2003156,340+5.15%+2.07% since 2002
2002153,170+3.02%+1.52% since 2001
2001150,881+1.48%+1.48% since 2000
2000148,677The Last Census

Hawaii County had 62,674 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hawaii County has a total area<3> of 5,086 square miles [13,174 km²]. Of this total, 4,028 square miles [10,432 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (20.81%) being water (1,058 square miles [2,741 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hawaii County had a population density of 36.91 people per square mile [14.25 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 5 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hawaii County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hawaii and the state of Hawaii.

Click here for the Hawaii County QuickFact (QF-15001).

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hawaii. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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