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DEMOGRAPHICS - Population Growth in Hawai'i
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Population growth will drive health care demand for the foreseeable future. Growth influences the number, type, and geographic distribution of health care resources required to meet population need.

Current Population: The estimated resident population for Hawai'i in 2013 was 1.4 million.

Hawai`i vs. U.S. Population Trend: The resident population of Hawai'i grew 12.3 percent between 2000 and 2010,slightly higher than that of the United States over the same period (9.7 percent).

Average Growth: The average annual growth rate of Hawai'i's resident population between 1980 and 2010 was 1.2 percent.1 Hawai'i's resident population experienced the fastest growth between 1990 and 1995, averaging 1.5 percent annually. While the rate of population growth has slowed, substantial numbers continue to be added to the Hawai'i resident population each decade, averaging at least 100,000 for each decade from 1980 to 2010.

County Growth: Neighbor Island counties are growing at a much faster rate than Honolulu. This growth results in population demand for more health care resources, some of which have traditionally been centralized in the state's population hub, Honolulu.

Projection: The Hawai'i State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) estimates that Hawai'i's resident population will reach 1.48 million by the year 2020. For each decade between 2000 and 2030, the population is expected to increase by 140,000, with approximately 59,000 of that growth being in the Neighbor Island counties.


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Source: Hawai`i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Note: Population in each decennial year is as of April 1; all others as of July 1.
Source: Hawai`i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Note: Population in each decennial year is as of April 1; all others as of July 1.
Source: Hawai`i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Note: Population in each decennial year is as of April 1; all others as of July 1.