Big Island reaches population milestone while state sees overall drop


Nearly all of the seating is claimed Thursday at the McDonald’s inside Hilo Walmart. If it seems like there are more people on the Big Island, it’s because there are, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census. Hawaii County’s population broke the 200,000 mark last year.

Hawaii County reached a new milestone last year when its population broke 200,000, according to U.S. Census estimates.