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Overview

Introduction to Kihei, Hawaii

Kihei, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 99 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kihei History

Kihei was originally called Kama'ole (meaning barren) by the natives. In 1950, the land was developed for the purpose of farming. Gradually, water was piped into Kihei from Central and West Maui and the town started to progress. The city replete with condominium units and malls and became a tourist spot in the later years.

Kihei and nearby Attractions

  • Azeka Place Shopping Center
  • Ma'alaea Beach
  • Hale Piilani Park
  • Kamaole Beach Park
  • Hawaii Space Center

Things To Do In Kihei

There are several parks that can be visited including the Kalama Park, Cove Park, Kamaole Beach Park, and Hale Piilani Park. Shopping is a great activity for tourists at the Kukui Mall Shopping Center and the Azeka Place Shopping Center. Hawaii Space Center is also another popular place that tourists can experience. Sugar Beach is the favorite beach of the tourists there.

Kihei Transportation

Kahului Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Kihei Higher Education

There are many higher education institutes available for the residents of Kihei including Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus.

People

Total Population 22,401
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,543
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,940
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,463

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,760
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,396
Median House Value $461,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kihei Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 99 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
Standard Zip Codes 96753
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.73
Longitude -156.44

Kihei 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 KULA HOSPITAL 267
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 70 F
Jul Temp 57 to 74 F
Oct Temp 57 to 74 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Station KULA BRANCH STN 324.5
Distance 8.4 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 22.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kihei, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wailea (96753)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kahului 28,476 $73,710
Lahaina 12,118 $71,211
Makawao 6,523 $68,350
Paia 2,561 $83,906
Pukalani 8,072 $84,578
Wailuku 16,064 $82,943

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Kihei High Schools

KIHEI PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
300 OHUKAI ROAD #214
808-875-0700
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 72.5

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