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Time Zone: Hawaii County lies in the Hawaiian/Aleutian Standard Time Zone (HST) and does not observe daylight saving time.

The community of Hilo is the Seat for Hawaii County.

Hawaii County was founded in 1905.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hawaii had a population of 177,835 people. This is an increase of 19.61% since the last Census (which gave a population of 148,677 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hawaii represented 12.27% of the total population of Hawaii, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010185,079+24.48%+4.07% since 2009
2009177,835+19.61%+0.81% since 2008
2008176,399+18.65%+1.85% since 2007
2000148,677The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hawaii County Census Page for Hawaii County.


Websites for Hawaii County

Official Website:   www.hawaii-county.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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