The exodus continues. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The exodus continues.

According to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of urban Honolulu declined in 2018 for the second year in a row, to 347,397, almost 1.3 percent less than the 2016 count of 351,883.

People aren’t just leaving Honolulu. Hawaii’s population statewide also declined over the past two years. According to the census, statewide population loss was about 3,700 between July 2017 and July 2018, the fifth most in the country.

Earlier this week, I was on KSSK radio host Michael W. Perry’s “Perry & and The Posse” show to talk about the issue.

“We hear large numbers of our local residents are leaving,” said Perry. “”Why would anybody be moving?”

It’s a question that everybody asks. But despite Hawaii being “paradise,” there’s no mystery here.

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