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Stats for Stories: Hawaii 60th State Admission Anniversary (50th state): August 21, 2019

Press Release Number CB19-SFS.99

From the Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography — Hawaii, History:

The United States acquired the area of Hawaii through annexation of the Republic of Hawaii on July 7, 1898. Hawaii was officially organized as a territory of the United States on June 14, 1900, with generally the same boundary as the present state. Hawaii was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959, as the 50th state.

Census data for Hawaii are available beginning with the 1900 census. The 1910 through 1930 populations do not include Midway Islands, and the 1940 population does not include Baker Island, Canton Island, Enderbury Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, and Midway Islands which were enumerated as part of Hawaii Territory even though not legally part of the territory. The 1940 population does include Palmyra Atoll (administratively named Palmyra Island), which was legally part of Hawaii Territory since its organization, but separated from Hawaii upon statehood. (Palmyra Atoll had no population in any other census.) Canton Island and Enderbury Island are now part of the Republic of Kiribati. The other islands and atolls, which are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Interior or the Department of Defense, are part of the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. For the 1930, 1940, 1950, and 1970 censuses, the population and housing unit data for Kalawao County were included in Maui County.

Key Stats:

From QuickFacts: statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Note: The dashboard shown above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full dashboard. Click here to see the table view showing Honolulu County, Hawaii, and the United States.

More Stats:

Sources: 2018 Population Estimates; 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates; 2010 Census and 2000 Census. Community Facts — Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

From the Statistics in Schools program:

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, select options for “State Export Data (Origin of Movement)” or “State Import Data (State of Destination)” by “HS” or “NAICS.” Select “State” (Hawaii) and “Measures,” “Commodity,” “Country” and/or “Time” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.


Sources: 2018 Population Estimates (Hawaii) and 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates (Hawaii). Note: The statistics in the following infographic are from 2014.

Sources: 2009-2013 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, 2012 Survey of Business Owners and other federal data. 

Source: 2012 Economic Census.

From the Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography:

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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