Population report says Honolulu declined
Honolulu's estimated population of 905,601 ranks it 54th among the nation's metropolitan areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population of Tulsa, Okla. grew by 12,702, a 1.4 percent increase, and passed the City and County of Honolulu in the annual ranking.
Honolulu ranked 53rd for the previous year but saw a 0.1 percent decline in population. The bureau estimates there were 1,114 fewer people in Honolulu on July 1 than a year earlier.
Dallas-Fort Worth, the fourth-largest metropolitan area, added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro area. Three other Texas areas -- Houston, Austin and San Antonio -- also cracked the top 10 in population growth.
The New Orleans area, recovering from Hurricane Katrina, grew by 4 percent, or nearly 40,000 people, putting it 16th in terms of raw numbers but eighth for percentage growth.
Shifts in counties
Populations by county as of July 1:
Here at home: Honolulu had 905,601 people, down 0.1 percent, or 1,114 people, from a year earlier.
Largest county: Los Angeles remained the most populous county, with 9.9 million people, a decline of 2,000 residents from 2006.
Fastest growth: On a percentage basis, Palm Coast, Fla., was the fastest-growing in the nation, up 7.2 percent to more than 536,000 people.
Biggest loser: Detroit lost more than three times as many people as any other metro area, down 27,300-plus.