Lahaina, Hawaii

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Lahaina, Hawaii

Introduction to Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 81 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town has approximately 9,118 residents.

Lahaina History

In the early times, Lahaina was recognized as the royal capital of Maui Loa, the fifth Moi of Maui. Since the 1820's, the Front Street has been active in Lahaina. Lahaina was sacked by Kamehameha the Great. In 1820, the town became the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The first mission school was established in 1824 by Betsey Stockton.

Lahaina and nearby Attractions

  • Dickenson Square Shopping Center
  • Lahaina Market Place Shopping Center
  • Kelawea Mauka III Park
  • Wahikuli State Wayside Park
  • Old Lahaina Luau

Things To Do In Lahaina

Tourists in Lahaina can enjoy a great time at the parks including Kelawea Mauka III Park, Paunau Terrace Park, and Wahikuli State Wayside Park. Old Lahaina Luau is popular for its cultural attractions and recreational facilities. Tourists can pick up stuff from the Dickenson Square Shopping Center, Lahaina Market Place Shopping Center, and the Lahaina Square Shopping Center. Lahaina Whaling Museum is also a favorite among the tourists.

Lahaina Transportation

Kapalua Airport is the nearest airport to the town of Lahaina.

Lahaina Higher Education

The higher education institutes that can be attended from Lahaina include the Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu Community College, Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus, and Leeward Community College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Lahaina Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lahaina Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lahaina Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Lahaina, Hawaii

Comparing Lahaina 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Age of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 8
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 3 6
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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Lahaina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 81 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
Standard Zip Codes 96761
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96767
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.878
Longitude -156.682

Lahaina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAHAINA 361
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 82 F
Apr Temp 66 to 84 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 70 to 87 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Distance 6.1 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
Station KAHULUI AP 398
Distance 16.2 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
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Lahaina Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,118 100%
Male 4,738 52%
Female 4,380 48%
Under 18 2,077 22.8%
18+ 7,041 77.2%
65+ 1,084 11.9%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 3.91
White 2,411 26.4%
African-American 31 0.3%
Asian 3,957 43.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 0.3%
Other 199 2.2%
Mixed Race 1,596 17.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 644 7.1%

Lahaina 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) 77.9%
German 3.7%
English 3.3%
US/American 2.8%
Irish 2.3%
Portuguese 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Scottish 1%
European 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lahaina 9,118 $54,879
Kahului 20,146 $52,610
Kihei 16,749 $50,738
Lanai City 3,164 $49,209
Paia 2,499 $57,981
Pukalani 7,380 $65,087
Wailuku 12,296 $51,441

Starbucks in Lahaina

(As of 2005)
845 Wainee Street
Lahaina Cannery Mall
1221 Honoapiilani Highway
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Lahaina High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,000 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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