Ebb and Flow of Hawaii Residents

According to a report by the Department of Business & Economic Development, 5% of Hawaii's residential population is made of of "new immigrants." 

“It is important to understand that migration has become an important component of the economic data that is used for planning and it will continue to be essential going forward,” said DBEDT director Mike McCartney.

A study between 2013 and 2017 shows that 3.9% (54,100) residents of Hawaii are migrants who moved from out-of-state to live in Hawaii.  In the same period, 61,700 residents left the islands to the mainland, resulting in a 7,600 net loss.  On average, a net loss of 13,200 residents leave our islands over a 5-year period.