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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 27,339
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 12,418
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,567

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,652
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,099
Median House Value $485,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.3%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 1.9%

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station KAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kihei 22,314 $70,954
Lahaina 11,941 $66,713
Makawao 6,674 $66,154
Paia 2,542 $82,721
Pukalani 8,067 $83,354
Wailuku 16,196 $83,311
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Kahului High Schools

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL
660 SOUTH LONO AVENUE
808-873-3000
Serves 1,669 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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