The population finally broke the one million mark in time for the 1990 Hawaii census. The total number of individuals calling this tropical locale home was now reported as 1,108,229, but it might not have been the tropical retreat that some were seeking. Just 122,058 of those individuals could claim to be living in a rural setting.
In 1980 the state of Hawaii had a recorded 964,691 people living within its swelling borders. More than eighty-six percent of the population was reported to be living in an urban setting, versus just thirteen and half percent of the people who reported that they were living in rural areas. 137,016 of the residents were born on foreign soil and of those more than half were not yet citizens.
The state experiences another twenty-one percent increase in population between 1960 and 1970, with its largest city seeing a more than twenty-five percent increase in the number of people. The total population was now at 769,913 residents and more than ninety percent of them were living in Honolulu.
One year after having their voice heard for the first time, the state sends a second representative to the House. The population of Hawaii in 1960 had reached 632,772. Of those more than five hundred thousand were residing in the largest city- Honolulu.
In 1950, the Hawaii census records showed that the number of people living within the state borders was 499,794. Reaching nearly half a million residents, Hawaii can also celebrate the fact that it is able to send its first state representative to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Another hike in population of approximately fourteen and a half percent finds the Hawaiian population reaching 422,770 residents in 1940.
While the state as a whole boasts just over fifty-seven people per square mile in 1930, the largest city, Honolulu claims 202,923 residents for a whopping three hundred thirty-eight people per square mile. It also holds fifty-five percent of the state's 368,336 person population within its borders.
The 1920 census in Hawaii reports 255,912 people living there. The gross land and water overseen by the United States encompassed six thousand four hundred forty-nine square miles, so there were approximately forty people per square mile for the small territory.
If the first census year had not proven enough of a shock, the 1910 census reports that there were 191,909 residents living on the Hawaiian Islands. That was a nearly twenty-five percent growth in just ten years.
Our country's islands in the Pacific finally shows up on a census count just as the calendar turns to the twentieth century. Although, it does show up with an impressive 154,001 residents right out of the gate, which lands it above two other states on the ranking list of states' population.
The State of Hawaii’s Department of Accounting and General Services helps users with accessing Hawaii census information. The webpage details each of the censuses conducted in the 1800s and the type of information that they contained. There are also links to the forms and fee schedules needed if you would like to receive a copy of the data.
The Hawaii State Data Center provides information to users in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Hawaii Federal State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates. On the site are links to current population estimates, previous American Community Surveys, and the current and past Hawaii census information. To access the information, simple follow the link and then select the Summary File that you need.