Fact 4 of 50 About Hawaii, the 50th State: Population

imageAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the state of Hawaii was 1,288,198 in 2008. That may sound like a large number, but would you believe it’s a very small percentage of the country’s total population? Hawaii only represents 0.42% of the total U.S. population.

According to FactMonster.com, Hawaii’s population ranks as the 42nd out of the 50 states. Want to have a guess as to what eight states have a smaller population than Hawaii?

In the coming days, we’ll drill down to share more interesting facts about Hawaii’s population as part of our 50 Facts About the 50th State series. To see other posts in this series, follow this link for this growing collection.

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Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.


  1. I could believe that the Hawaii has less than 1% of the population, but the fact that 8 states have smaller populations than HI is a bit of a surprise to me.

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