Census, 1920.


As per the report received by Governor Charles J. McCarthy this Tuesday and made public pertaining to the population of the different ethnicities living here in Hawaii from the census bureau in Washington by the director, showing the accurate population of those living here in the territory is 255,912, from which is seen a continued growth in population from 1910 and 1900. The population in 1910 was 191,909 and in 1900, 154.001.

The true population of Honolulu is 83,327, and this is a 59.7 percent increase from 1910, because the population of Honolulu in 1910 was 52,183, and was an increase of 32.8 percent from 1900, being that in that year the population of Honolulu was 39,306. In this last census, the number of people in Hilo town is 10,431, which is 3686 more than 1910,  or 34.6 percent more than in 1910.

Here below is the number of people in the islands of Hawaii corrected and compared to the year 1910:

1920 1910
Hawaii 64,895 33,382
Kahoolawe 3 2
Maui 36,080 28,623
Molokai 1,783 1,791
Lanai 185 131
Oahu 123,496 81,993
Kauai 29,217 23,744
Niihau 191 208
Midway 31 35

The population in the counties are here below: Hawaii, 64,895; Maui, 37,385; Kalawao, 667; Honolulu, 123,527; Kauai, 29,438. From what is shown only the country of Kalawao had a decrease, in 1910 it was 785 and in 1920, 667. The populations of the districts are shown in another table.

Put with those tables are two maps, one showing the percentage increase or decrease of the population: for Honolulu, 50.6 percentage increase in population; Maui, 25.6 percent; Kauai, 22.9 percent; Hawaii, 17.2; and for Kalawao, 15 percent decrease.

In the second map, it shows the population density in the counties. Honolulu leads again with 205.9 people per square mile. Kalawao follows with 60.6 people per square mile, and Kauai after with 45.9, Maui with 31.6, and Hawaii has 16.2 people per square mile.

[Did you fill out your census yet? You still have time!]

(Kuokoa, 8/6/1920, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 32, Aoao 1. Augate 6, 1920.


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