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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 12,118
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,879
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.2%
Median Earnings25+ $32,530
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,857
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,211
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,245
Median House Value $538,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 6.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station KAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kahului 28,476 $73,710
Kihei 22,401 $74,760
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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Lahaina High Schools

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL
980 LAHAINALUNA ROAD
808-662-4000
Serves 1,000 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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