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2006 Population Demographics

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Here are the latest estimates from the US Census and their annual demographics release. Unfortuntately, I only have stats for Hawaii and Alaska, there are none for Puerto Rico. :(

**The numbers in ( ) are the estimated growth figures since the 2000 Census. The % is the percentage each race makes up of the overall population.

Hawaii: 1,285,498 (+73,961) 100%

Asian: 514,395 (+3,551) 40.02%

White or Causasian: 367,230 (+53,523) 28.57%

Pacific Islander: 116,967 (+1,003) 9.10%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 99,663 (+11,964) 7.75%

Black or African American: 31,761 (+8,427) 2.47%

Amerindian: 6,378 (+2,543) 0.50%

Two or More Races 248,767 (+4,914) 19.35%

*I'm kind of puzzled by the growth in the Amerindian numbers because it has almost doubled since 2000 and I'm not sure of the reason for this? I wonder if they are mostly migrating to Hawaii from Latin America (e.g., Maya, Quechua, etc) or from the Mainland USA (e.g., Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, etc) and Canada (e.g., Metis, Cree, etc)?

*Also, there continues to be a shift in the demographics in Hawaii, the Asian, Pacific Islander and Mixed Race population appear to be losing their share and growing very slowly while the White, Black, Amerindian populations continue growth at high rates and numbers. It looks like Hawaii is experiencing the opposite of what is going on on the Mainland where the Asian, Pacific Islander and Mixed Race populations are growing rapidly while the other race populations are slowing or declining. Interesting to say the least.

Alaska: 670,053 (+43,121) 100%

White or Causasian: 473,645 (+27,211) 70.69%

Amerindian: 103,497 (+4,756) 15.45%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 37,548 (+11,696) 5.60%

Asian: 31,113 (+5,418) 4.64%

Black or African American: 25,108 (+2,200) 3.75%

Pacific Islander: 4,138 (+713) 0.62%

Two or More Races: 32,552 (+2,823) 4.86%

.....A closer look at the Hispanic population in each state and their racial composition.....

Hawaii: Total 2000-2006

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 99,663 (+11,964)

White or Causasian (Hispanic): 50,318 (+19,053)

Black or African American (Hispanic): 3,191 (+989)

Amerindian (Hispanic): 1,558 (+332)

Asian (Hispanic): 9,513 (-3,073)

Pacific Islander (Hispanic): 4,955 (-1,276)

Two or More Races (Hispanic): 30,128 (-4,061)

*The Hispanic population is growing really fast in Hawaii and would be well over 100,000 but as you can see the older Asian Hispanics (mostly Filipino-Spanish), Pacific Islander Hispanics (mostly Puerto Rican-Hawaiian or Spanish-Hawaiian) and Mixed Raced Hispanics are either moving away which is the likely reason or dying out in large numbers.

Alaska: Total 2000-2006

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 37,548 (+11,696)

White or Causasian (Hispanic): 28,751 (+8,687)

Black or African American (Hispanic): 2,120 (+506)

Amerindian (Hispanic): 2,857 (+1,005)

Asian (Hispanic): 1,093 (+554)

Pacific Islander (Hispanic): 221 (+38)

Two or More Races (Hispanic): 2,506 (+906)

**I kind of wonder just how of the Census is because each year they keep adjusting the estimates they've made previously and in some cases are quite dramatic! :huh:

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Here are the latest estimates from the US Census and their annual demographics release. Unfortuntately, I only have stats for Hawaii and Alaska, there are none for Puerto Rico. :(

**The numbers in ( ) are the estimated growth figures since the 2000 Census. The % is the percentage each race makes up of the overall population.

Hawaii: 1,285,498 (+73,961) 100%

Asian: 514,395 (+3,551) 40.02%

White or Causasian: 367,230 (+53,523) 28.57%

Pacific Islander: 116,967 (+1,003) 9.10%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 99,663 (+11,964) 7.75%

Black or African American: 31,761 (+8,427) 2.47%

Amerindian: 6,378 (+2,543) 0.50%

Two or More Races 248,767 (+4,914) 19.35%

*I'm kind of puzzled by the growth in the Amerindian numbers because it has almost doubled since 2000 and I'm not sure of the reason for this? I wonder if they are mostly migrating to Hawaii from Latin America (e.g., Maya, Quechua, etc) or from the Mainland USA (e.g., Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, etc) and Canada (e.g., Metis, Cree, etc)?

*Also, there continues to be a shift in the demographics in Hawaii, the Asian, Pacific Islander and Mixed Race population appear to be losing their share and growing very slowly while the White, Black, Amerindian populations continue growth at high rates and numbers. It looks like Hawaii is experiencing the opposite of what is going on on the Mainland where the Asian, Pacific Islander and Mixed Race populations are growing rapidly while the other race populations are slowing or declining. Interesting to say the least.

Alaska: 670,053 (+43,121) 100%

White or Causasian: 473,645 (+27,211) 70.69%

Amerindian: 103,497 (+4,756) 15.45%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 37,548 (+11,696) 5.60%

Asian: 31,113 (+5,418) 4.64%

Black or African American: 25,108 (+2,200) 3.75%

Pacific Islander: 4,138 (+713) 0.62%

Two or More Races: 32,552 (+2,823) 4.86%

.....A closer look at the Hispanic population in each state and their racial composition.....

Hawaii: Total 2000-2006

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 99,663 (+11,964)

White or Causasian (Hispanic): 50,318 (+19,053)

Black or African American (Hispanic): 3,191 (+989)

Amerindian (Hispanic): 1,558 (+332)

Asian (Hispanic): 9,513 (-3,073)

Pacific Islander (Hispanic): 4,955 (-1,276)

Two or More Races (Hispanic): 30,128 (-4,061)

*The Hispanic population is growing really fast in Hawaii and would be well over 100,000 but as you can see the older Asian Hispanics (mostly Filipino-Spanish), Pacific Islander Hispanics (mostly Puerto Rican-Hawaiian or Spanish-Hawaiian) and Mixed Raced Hispanics are either moving away which is the likely reason or dying out in large numbers.

Alaska: Total 2000-2006

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 37,548 (+11,696)

White or Causasian (Hispanic): 28,751 (+8,687)

Black or African American (Hispanic): 2,120 (+506)

Amerindian (Hispanic): 2,857 (+1,005)

Asian (Hispanic): 1,093 (+554)

Pacific Islander (Hispanic): 221 (+38)

Two or More Races (Hispanic): 2,506 (+906)

**I kind of wonder just how of the Census is because each year they keep adjusting the estimates they've made previously and in some cases are quite dramatic! :huh:

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I wonder why the Hispanic population is increasing so dramatically in Alaska.

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dgreco, yeah its kind of an interesting shift for Hawaii, however most of the Whites appear to be moving to places like the Big Island, Maui and Kauai while most of the Blacks/African Americans appear to be moving mainly to Honolulu. The Amerindians on the other hand are pretty much split between Honolulu and the other islands.

brewers0048, Well i think a lot has to do with the fishing industry, there are many that are employed in that industry especially and i'd imagine in agriculture too. The Dominican and Mexican population are the fastest growing Hispanic/Latino groups in Alaska currently.

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I've always wondered how dominicans get to the states so easily...

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^Yeah, I kind of wondered that too, maybe through PR then on to the Mainland US or to NYC then to other areas? I've always wondered what originally drew them all the way to Alaska, it seems like such an unlikely place.

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I know some of them come to PR and then to the mainland but they aren't that many...

Well you can find puertoricans in any part of the World,there are many in Alaska too.

The US needs to do something fast or in a few decades it'll be a hispanic country lol

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^haha it does seem like its heading in that direction ;)

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I think Alaska and Hawaii will look very different in the next 10 years demographically as the relatively large influx of Hispanics and Blacks continue. However, I wonder if Puerto Rico will see any shifts? Like perhaps with Asian or non-Spanish speaking European populations?

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Doubt it,Puerto Rico is a very closed country,pretty much like Japan.

Well in a couple of years PR will be a mostly black country since whites keep leaving and having less children while blacks keep coming and having lots of children.

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Doubt it,Puerto Rico is a very closed country,pretty much like Japan.

Well in a couple of years PR will be a mostly black country since whites keep leaving and having less children while blacks keep coming and having lots of children.

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^Its way easier to get to the United States of America than to Puerto Rico,I've been to many states and countries and all of them have a way higher percentage of foreigners than PR.

People from all races are leaving the island,but the majority are white,plus whites are having less children and blacks keep making more and more lol.Plues the great majority of immigrants(mostly dominicans)are black.

Youll see in the 2010 census that there will be a way higher percentage of blacks in the island.

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^Interesting although the number of Whites in Hawaii have been increasing there are still large numbers of them that are leaving but now its also Asians and Pacific Islanders that are leaving in large numbers as well. On the other hand the Black, American Indian and Hispanic populations are continuing to grow. Also one note about the increase in Whites in Hawaii a large portion of them are actually Hispanic Whites so the numbers are a little misleading.

Here are more stats. Still non for PR yet! :(

=====H A W A I I=====

Hawaii County: 171,191

White or Causasian: 63,346 (37.00%)

Black or African American: 1,265 (0.74%)

Amerindian: 1,172 (0.68%)

Asian: 41,544 (24.27%)

Pacific Islander: 18,564 (10.84%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 18,448 (10.78%)

Two or More Races: 45,300 (26.46%)

Honolulu MSA: 909,863

White or Causasian: 227,223 (24.97%)

Black or African American: 29,218 (3.21%)

Amerindian: 4,313 (0.47%)

Asian: 409,776 (45.04%)

Pacific Islander: 78,091 (8.58%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 63,312 (6.96%)

Two or More Races: 161,242 (17.72%)

Kauai County: 63,004

White or Causasian: 21,728 (34.49%)

Black or African American: 262 (0.42%)

Amerindian: 274 (0.43%)

Asian: 20,838 (33.07%)

Pacific Islander: 5,742 (9.11%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 5,872 (9.32%)

Two or More Races: 14,160 (22.47%)

Maui County: 141,320

White or Causasian: 54,885 (38.84%)

Black or African American: 1,016 (0.72%)

Amerindian: 619 (0.44%)

Asian: 42,215 (29.87%)

Pacific Islander: 14,523 (10.28%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 12,025 (8.51%)

Two or More Races: 28,062 (19.86%)

=====A L A S K A=====

Anchorage: 278,700

White or Causasian: 202,844 (72.78%)

Black or African American: 18,001 (6.46%)

Amerindian: 22,327 (8.01%)

Asian: 18,357 (6.59%)

Pacific Islander: 3,082 (1.11%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 20,874 (7.49%)

Two or More Races: 14,089 (5.06%)

Fairbanks: 86,754

White or Causasian: 69,114 (79.67%)

Black or African American: 4,510 (5.20%)

Amerindian: 6,884 (7.94%)

Asian: 2,310 (2.66%)

Pacific Islander: 273 (0.31%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 4,969 (5.73%)

Two or More Races: 3,663 (4.22%)

Juneau: 30,737

White or Causasian: 22,889 (74.47%)

Black or African American: 296 (0.96%)

Amerindian: 3,768 (12.26%)

Asian: 1,604 (5.22%)

Pacific Islander: 131 (0.43%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 1,299 (4.23%)

Two or More Races: 2,049 (6.67%)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 80,480

White or Causasian: 70,711 (87.86%)

Black or African American: 896 (1.11%)

Amerindian: 4,799 (5.96%)

Asian: 801 (1.00%)

Pacific Islander: 89 (0.11%)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 2,486 (3.09%)

Two or More Races: 3,184 (3.96%)

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Thanks for the stats altough PR never gets them lol...

Hey Jaykar,the percentage of foreign people in PR doesn't get past 6%(most of them dominicans),now compare that to any country in Europe,America,Asia,Oceania,etc.

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^Yeah the census only seems to do this type of stuff for PR during the 10 year census. I'm not sure why it doesn't any other time especially given its large population base.

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^Unfortunately we're 2nd-class citizens...

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^They treat Hawaii and Alaska (as well as the territories) like that as well. I notice a lot of things that exclude Alaska, Hawaii and PR all the time! Maybe the 3 and the territories should form their own country! haha ;)

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