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Some Historical Demographics of Hawaii & Alaska

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Here are some historical demographics of Hawaii & Alaska from 1910-1950.

H a w a i i

1910

White (Caucasian): N/A

Portuguese: 22,301

Puerto Rican: 4,890

Spanish (Spaniard): 1,990

Other Caucasian (German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Austrian, Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, etc): 14,867

Black (Cape Verdean, African American, etc): 695

Japanese & Okinawan: 79,675

Chinese: 21,674

Filipino: 2,361

Korean: 4,533

Hawaiian *After being almost wiped out from over 300,000 when Capt. Cook first arrived!: 38,547

Not elsewhere classified (Samoan, Banaban, Tongan, Asian Indian, Rotuman, etc): 376

1920

White (Caucasian): N/A

Portuguese: 27,002

Puerto Rican: 5,602

Spanish (Spaniard): 2,430

Other Caucasian (German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Austrian, Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, etc): 19,708

Black (Cape Verdean, African American, etc): 348

Japanese & Okinawan: 109,274

Chinese: 23,507

Filipino: 21,031

Korean: 4,950

Hawaiian *After being almost wiped out from over 300,000 when Capt. Cook first arrived!: 41,750

Not elsewhere classified (Samoan, Banaban, Tongan, Asian Indian, Rotuman, etc): 310

1930

White (Caucasian): N/A

Portuguese: 27,588

Puerto Rican: 6,671

Spanish (Spaniard): 1,219

Other Caucasian (German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Austrian, Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, etc): 44,895

Black (Cape Verdean, African American, etc): 563

Japanese & Okinawan: 139,631

Chinese: 27,179

Filipino: 63,052

Korean: N/A

Hawaiian *After being almost wiped out from over 300,000 when Capt. Cook first arrived!: 50,860

Not elsewhere classified (Samoan, Banaban, Tongan, Asian Indian, Rotuman, etc): 217

1940

White (Caucasian): 103,791

Portuguese: N/A

Puerto Rican: 8,296

Spanish (Spaniard): N/A

Other Caucasian (German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Austrian, Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, etc): N/A

Black (Cape Verdean, African American, etc): 255

Japanese & Okinawan: 157,905

Chinese: 28,774

Filipino: 52,569

Korean: 6,851

Hawaiian *After being almost wiped out from over 300,000 when Capt. Cook first arrived!: 64,310

Not elsewhere classified (Samoan, Banaban, Tongan, Asian Indian, Rotuman, etc): 579

1950

White (Caucasian): 114,793

Portuguese: N/A

Puerto Rican: 9,551

Spanish (Spaniard): N/A

Other Caucasian (German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Austrian, Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, etc): N/A

Black (Cape Verdean, African American, etc): 2,651

Japanese & Okinawan: 184,611

Chinese: 32,376

Filipino: 61,071

Korean: 7,030

Hawaiian *After being almost wiped out from over 300,000 when Capt. Cook first arrived!: 86,091

Not elsewhere classified (Samoan, Banaban, Tongan, Asian Indian, Rotuman, etc): 1,620

*Puerto Rican classified as White from 1910 to 1930 and as a separate race in 1940 and 1950.

Data for 1910 to 1940 include one or more Pacific islands that were enumerated with Hawaii and for which data by race were not published separately. The total population of Hawaii (excluding outlying islands) was 191,874 in 1910, 255,881 in 1920, 368,000 in 1930, and 422,770 in 1940.

A l a s k a

1910

White (Caucasian): 36,400

Black: 209

American Indian: 11,244

Eskimo: 12,636

Aleut: 1,451

Japanese: 913

Chinese: 1,209

Filipino: 246

Korean: 13

Hawaiian: 35

Mexican: N/A

Not elsewhere classified: 0

1920

White (Caucasian): 27,883

Black: 128

American Indian: 9,918

Eskimo: 13,698

Aleut: 2,942

Japanese: 312

Chinese: 56

Filipino: 82

Korean: 10

Hawaiian: 7

Mexican: N/A

Not elsewhere classified: 0

1929

White (Caucasian): 28,640

Black: 136

American Indian: 10,955

Eskimo: N/A

Aleut: N/A

Japanese: 278

Chinese: 26

Filipino: 164

Korean: 11

Hawaiian: 11

Mexican: 29

Not elsewhere classified: 0

1939

White (Caucasian): 39,170

Black: 141

American Indian: 11,283

Eskimo: 15,576

Aleut: 5,599

Japanese: 263

Chinese: 56

Filipino: 403

Korean: 6

Hawaiian: 22

Mexican: N/A

Not elsewhere classified: 5

1950

White (Caucasian): 92,808

Black: N/A

American Indian: 14,089

Eskimo: 15,882

Aleut: 3,892

Japanese: N/A

Chinese: N/A

Filipino: N/A

Korean: N/A

Hawaiian: N/A

Mexican: N/A

Not elsewhere classified: 1,972

*Censuses of population were taken in 1939 (instead of 1940) and in 1929 (instead of 1930).

*The Mexican population in 1930 in the United States was reclassified as White in census publications in subsequent censuses.

*The Mexican population in 1929 in Alaska was not reclassified in census publications in subsequent censuses.

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