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U.S. Census Data and Reports for Hawaiʻi, 2000 to Current
U.S. Census for Hawaiʻi, 2000-Current - Data
- Explore Census Bureau Data
- Data for Hawaii from the U.S. Census Bureau can be extracted from https://data.census.gov.
U.S. Census for Hawaiʻi, 2000-Current - Reports
- Hawaiʻi State Data Center
- Locally generated reports, emphasizing topics of local interest, including detailed geographies and racial analysis.
U.S. Census - Historic Decennial Census Information
U.S. Census Bureau - Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades
Digitized reports from the decennial censuses. Hawaiʻi was included in the U.S. decennial censuses beginning in 1900. For Hawaiʻi reports prior to 1960, select the year you want, scroll down to find and click on "[year] Decennial Census Official Publications," then look for Hawaiʻi reports and also look within territory reports. For Hawaiʻi reports 1960 and after, look for Hawaiʻi reports and also look within states' reports.
U.S. Census Bureau - Decennials, Questions
For any given decennial census, the questions asked were different. Knowing what questions were asked will help you anticipate what kind of information is available from any given census. Check here to see what questions were asked for the census you are researching. Images of the questionnaires used
are also available.
U.S. Census Bureau - Decennials, Instructions
When censuses are taken, instructions are issued about how the questions are to be answered. For example, how would someone of mixed race be counted? Check here to see how the census questions were supposed to be interpreted and answered, for the census you are researching.
What Am I Looking At?
Generally, after censuses are conducted, information gathered falls in two groups:
- the data sets - the raw data, originally captured in forms such as enumeration sheets
- the reports which interpret and analyze these data sets
The lists on this page provide links to a selection of reports, and data sets and/or enumeration sheets for Hawaiʻi censuses.
Enumeration sheets are the forms used by census enumerators to gather information from people. Information may include the following: the person's name, place of residence, sex, age, occupation, educational level, language spoken, country of origin.
For privacy reasons, the U.S. Census Bureau does not release enumeration sheets until 72 years after the census has been conducted. The most recent enumeration sheets available for Hawaiʻi are from the 1950 decennial census, released in 2022. Enumeration sheets from the 1960 decennial census are scheduled to be released in April 2032.