Kahului, Hawaii

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Kahului, Hawaii

Introduction to Kahului, Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 94 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii. There are 20,146 residents in the town.

Kahului History

Kahului is located in Maui County, which was established in 1905. It is a census - designated place. The name of the area means "the winning". Kahului was founded in the 1850s. Henry Baldwin and Samuel Alexander built an irrigation ditch in 1876 for their sugar plantation. Presently, it is called the shopping capital of Maui as there are several malls and stores in Kahului.

Kahului and nearby Attractions

  • Kahului Beach
  • Kaahumanu Shopping Center
  • Maui Zoological and Botanical Gardens
  • Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum
  • Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Things To Do In Kahului

At Kahului you can visit the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, Hanauma Bay Nature Park, Waianapanapa State Park Cabins, Kanaha Beach County Park, and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Maui Mall Shopping Center, Kahului Shopping Center, and Kaahumanu Shopping Center. The Kahului Park, Kanaha Pond Waterfowl Refuge, Kamalii Park, Baldwin Park, and Pompaiki Park are also worth visiting.

Kahului Transportation

Kahului Airport is the local airport.

Kahului Higher Education

Maui Community College is located in Kahului. Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, and various other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education.

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High Points

Kahului strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Hawaii):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Kahului Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kahului Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Kahului, Hawaii

Comparing Kahului to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Hawaii (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 4
Male Share of the Population 8 3
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Female Share of the Population 3 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 4 5
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 3
Affordability of Rents 4 7
People Living Alone 3 6

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Kahului Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 94 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
Standard Zip Codes 96732
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96733
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.894
Longitude -156.47

Kahului Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KAHULUI AP 398
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 80 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 87 F
Oct Temp 69 to 87 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station KULA BRANCH STN 324.5
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 69 F
Apr Temp 54 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 76 F
Oct Temp 58 to 75 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 78 F
Apr Temp 67 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 85 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Kahului Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 20,146 100%
Male 9,936 49.3%
Female 10,210 50.7%
Under 18 5,189 25.8%
18+ 14,957 74.2%
65+ 3,367 16.7%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.76
White 2,027 10.1%
African-American 49 0.2%
Asian 10,803 53.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 55 0.3%
Other 296 1.5%
Mixed Race 4,919 24.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,763 8.8%

Kahului Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.8%
Portuguese 4.3%
German 1.4%
English 1.1%
Irish 0.9%
US/American 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kahului 20,146 $52,610
Kihei 16,749 $50,738
Lahaina 9,118 $54,879
Makawao 6,327 $50,145
Paia 2,499 $57,981
Pukalani 7,380 $65,087
Wailuku 12,296 $51,441

Starbucks in Kahului

(As of 2005)
Maui Marketplace
270 Dairy Road
Queen Kaahumanu Center
275 West Kaahuman Ave Suite 1200
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Kahului High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,669 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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