By the Numbers



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The Top Three Baby Names in Hawai‘i, by sex
These were the most popular names in 2004, based on birth certificates from the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring.
BOYS
1 Joshua
2 Noah
3 Ethan
GIRLS
1 Emma
2 Isabella
3 Emily

Brain Drain, Go Away
The economic slump of the 1990s gave Island residents plenty of reason to move out of state in pursuit of better jobs and wages, leaving Hawai‘i worried that we were losing some of our best and brightest. But a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms that the situation has changed dramatically over the past decade.

11,820
The average net number of people leaving Hawai‘i annually (taking into account the number of people who move to the Islands each year) in the 1990s.

2,053
The average net number of people leaving Hawai‘i annually from 2000 to 2004.
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