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DBEDT Releases Detailed Island Census 2010 Data

June 7, 2011, 10:39 AM HST
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By Sonia Isotov

Using data obtained from the Census 2010, DBEDT has put together all sorts of tables on population and housing in a report entitled “Island Population and Housing Units, State of Hawaii:  2010”, and made it available on their website.

Business, non-profits, and government professionals will want to bookmark this page for future reference, as DBEDT will continue to make available data and compile data reports as more statistics and demographics become available from U.S. Census 2010. 

Data was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Census 2010 Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) Summary
File released on February 24, 2011.  10 tables in this report provide information on total population; population by major race groups; voting age; population by Hispanic or Latino origin; and housing unit counts for the six major Hawaiian Islands and the island of Niihau.


The report is in the form of a list of tables with extensive titles and can be found on the DBEDT website. In particular, shown below are the highlights found in the report for Maui County:

  • Total population on Maui Island in 2010 was 144,444.  
  • Maui had the second highest growth for both the total population (22.8%) and the population age 18 years old and over (26.3%).  
  • 74,329 individuals identified themselves as full or part White, represented 51.5% of the total population.
  • Individuals identified themselves as full or part Asians totaled  66.925, accounted for 46.3% of the total population.  
  • There were 36,971 Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (full or part) on Maui in 2010 (25.6 percent of population).  
  • Maui had the highest growth rate for Hispanic or Latino population between 2000 and 2010, at 58.4%.  
  • There were 13,252 more housing units in 2010 than in 2000 on the island.  
  • Both occupancy and vacancy rate remained constant between 2000 and 2010 (77.0 percent and 23.0 percent, respectively).  

Summary of Population and Housing Units

Subject State Oahu Hawaii Maui Lanai Molokai Kauai Niihau
Population in 2010 1,360,301 953,207 185,079 144,444 3,135 7,345 66,921 170
Housing Unit in 2010 519,508 336,899 82,324 65,232 1,545 3,715 29,758 35
Housing Vacancy rate in 2010 12.4 7.7 18.5 23.0 25.0 30.5 22.0 22.9
Persons per occupied unit in 2010 2.9           3.0           2.7           2.8           2.7           2.8           2.8           6.3          
Average annual population  growth rate 2000-2010, % 1.2       0.8       2.2       2.1       -0.2       -0.1       1.4       0.6      
Average annual housing unit  growth rate 2000-2010, % 1.2   0.6   2.8   2.3   1.1   1.6   1.6   -0.3  

Source: DBEDT.

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