Community Survey Describes Life In Hawaii

Hawaii was home to some 7,000 more residents in 2009 than lived in the islands in 2008, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

While the official results of the 2010 Census won't be released until closer to the end of the year, the population estimate for 2009 and a mountain of other data for all geographies with populations of 65,000 or more were made available Tuesday as part of the annual American Community Survey.

"Collectively, ACS and census data are critical components of the nation's information infrastructure, providing data essential to our economy and our communities," Census Bureau director Robert Groves said in a press release that accompanies the data. "ACS data are required by numerous federal programs and for planning and decision making at the state and federal level. ACS data help communities and businesses create jobs, plan for the future, establish new businesses and improve our economy."

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