Mr. Daggett to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Honolulu, February 26, 1885. (Received March 16.)
Sir: The population tables of the census of the Hawaiian Islands, taken December 26, 1884, have just been published. The previous census was taken December 27, 1878. The six years show an increase in population of 22,593, the returns of the two periods being as follows:
|Population in 1884||80,578|
|Population in 1878||57,985|
|Increase in six years||22,593|
As the decrease in the native population was 4,074, the increase noted is due in a great measure to immigration, principally of Chinese and Portuguese laborers, who now aggregate nearly 21,000 on the islands. In 1878 the strictly native population was 44,088, and in 1884, 40,014, showing, as above stated, a decrease in six years of 4,074.
The increase in half castes and other nationalities was, respectively, as follows:
|Hawaiians, born of foreign parents||947||2,040||1,093|
|Increase, other than native||26,667|
The sexes of the entire population are divided as follows: Males, 51,539; females, 29,039. This difference is largely due to the fact that of the 17,937 Chinese in the Kingdom, but 871 are females.
Very respectfully, &c.,