Hawaii County population growth, based on estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau
Hawaii state population growth, based on estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau
Traffic backs up on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Some 1,480 more people lived on Hawaii Island on July 1, 2018, than the year before, bringing the total population to 200,983, according to census estimates. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
HILO Hawaii Islanders like to say they dont just live on the Big Island; they live on the best island.