Hawaii population

Hawaii’s population continues decline that began in 2017, new data shows

Hawaii’s population continues to shrink and age on average, according to federal data released over the past two weeks. The state’s population fell by more than 10,000 in the year ending July 1, continuing a trend since 2017, state economist Eugene Tian said, citing population estimates released Thursday. At the same time, Hawaii’s senior community […]

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Lawmakers seek more control over Hawaii Tourism Authority

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The Hawaii Tourism Authority has the support of state senators who reinstated its $60 million budget, but those same lawmakers want more control over the main tourism agency. The Senate Energy, Economic Development and Tourism Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee on Wednesday amended House […]

Hawaii population

Hawaii’s population has plummeted

HONOLULU (KHON2) — More than 73% of U.S. counties experienced a natural decline last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday. Natural decline means there are more deaths than births over a given period, which was intensified last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Declining births, aging populations and increasing mortality have contributed […]

Hawaii population

Pandemic hasn’t halted Hawaii’s population decline as thousands more flock to mainland

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii’s population continued to decline in 2021, largely because more residents left the state for the mainland than moved in, new Census Bureau estimates show. Oahu saw the most dramatic decline, losing a net total of more than 12,300 residents. Maui County also saw a decline in population – by just over […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority hopes to promote responsible tourism in the state | Business

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Hawaii Tourism Authority awaits contract to promote Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s contract to provide destination management services and promote Hawaii to the U.S. market, the islands’ largest source of visitors, is still pending at a time when world travel venues around the world are competing to tap into booming travel demand. A new […]