- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - There were more Hawaii residents moving out of state than there were new transplants arriving from the mainland, but Hawaii still managed to grow by 10,500 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The increasing number of people living in Hawaii came from births and foreign migrants.

A bureau report released this week reviewed trends for the year leading up to July 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1ASbaJZ) reported. Hawaii’s population increased from 1,408,987 to 1,419,561 in 2014, according to the bureau.

The Hawaii growth rate was .8 percent, which translated into about 29 new residents per day. The rate was higher than the .7 national growth figure and ranked 20th among states.

Hawaii retained is place as the 40th most populous state.

Nearly 8 in 10 new Hawaii residents were the result of natural growth, the difference between births and deaths.

The remaining estimated 20 percent of new Hawaiians were the difference between those who arrived from foreign lands and those who moved away to other countries.

Hawaii had a net loss of 5,141 residents migrating to other states in 2014. Since the last U.S. census in 2010, the number was more than 11,000. The 11,000 net loss was recorded despite the Department of Defense increasing active-duty military personnel in Hawaii by 10,000 since 2010.

Yang-Seon Kim of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism noted that the figures are estimates.

“Usually it is not easy to figure out the exact reasons for the fluctuating migration numbers,” she said.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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