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State Facts for Students

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Population
  2010 2011
Population 1,360,301 1,374,810
State Rank 40 40
Median Age 38.6 38.5
Total 8 year-olds 16,083 16,873
Boys 8,094 8,920
Girls 7,989 7,953
Total 9 year-olds 16,747 16,057
Boys 8,487 8,068
Girls 8,260 7,989
Total 10 year-olds 16,375 16,662
Boys 8,435 8,480
Girls 7,940 8,182
Total 11 year-olds 16,293 16,406
Boys 8,303 8,442
Girls 7,990 7,964
Total 12 year-olds 16,066 16,345
Boys 8,266 8,400
Girls 7,800 7,945
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 66.6% 67.1%
Car Pool 13.8% 14.2%
Public Transportation 6.6% 5.9%
Work at Home 5.1% 4.6%

Geography
Capital Honolulu
Largest City Honolulu
Second Largest City Hilo
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 211.8

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 660 665
Amusement Parks 9 3
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,215 1,673
Toy Stores 47 43
Video/Disc Rental Stores 61 50
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 16 17
Candy & Nut Stores 36 30
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 39 35
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 7 6

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: August 21, 1959
  • Population 1960: 632,772
  • Population 2000: 1,211,537

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Aloha State
  • Flower: Hibiscus
  • Tree: Kukui
  • Bird: Nene
  • Sport: Surfing
  • Dance: Hula
  • Marine Animal: Humpback Whales

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.