Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the number of residents leaving Hawaii had doubled in 2020, based on a misinterpretation of data from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii press release, which relied on another source for his numbers. July 1 population figures from the US Census Bureau estimate that Hawaii’s population decreased by about the same amount from July 2018 to July 2019 as from July 2019 to July 2020. These data are preliminary and do not reflect current trends. final migration figures for 2020, which will be released in 2021.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include more context for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.