Hawaii, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 6,450 sq mi (16,706 sq km). Pop. (2020) 1,415,872, a 4.1% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 25.5%; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Island alone, 10.1%; Black alone, 2.2%; Hispanic or Latino, 10.7%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.4%; Asian alone, 37.6%; Two or More Races, 24.2%. Capital and largest city, Honolulu. Statehood, Aug. 21, 1959 (50th state). Highest pt., Mauna Kea, 13,796 ft (4,208 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Aloha State. Motto, Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono [The Life of the Land Is Perpetuated in Righteousness]. State bird, Hawaiian goose. State flower, yellow hibiscus. State tree, candlenut. Abbr., HI

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