Hawaii’s population has increased by 5.2 percent over the last five years, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The state’s population was at 1.36 million in 2010 and increased to 1.43 by 2015. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism says that this because of a more than 50 percent difference between birth and death rates within the last five years and an increase in international migration.
From April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2015, there were 100,046 births and 56,486 deaths.
Oahu was responsible for 71.8 percent of births, while Hawaii County had 12.9 percent, Maui County had 10.7 percent and Kauai County had 4.6 percent.
Oahu also had the highest percentage of deaths, 69.4 percent of the total.
A total of 46,782 people migrated from foreign countries to reside in Hawaii within the last five years, while 18,423 people left Hawaii for the mainland.
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