Interesting — it appears that the population on the islands may be shifting a little bit. Today’s Star-Bulletin has this article about some minor population shifts in the islands. What is interesting is the growth of part-time residents. I know I’ve seen signs of this on the Big Island. We have a lot of part-time residents as well as a number of full-time residents that never even considered O’ahu due to crowding, cost and traffic. Many are retirees, so the lower amount of conventional employment is less of a concern.
March 20, 2008 by