Paia, Hawaii

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Paia, Hawaii

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Paia Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Paia Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Paia Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Paia College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Paia Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Paia, Hawaii

Comparing Paia 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 6
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 3
Short Commute Times 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
People Living Alone 2 5
Affordability of Rents 1 4

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Paia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 100 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
Standard Zip Codes 96779
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.903
Longitude -156.369

Paia 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 4.1 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 10.1 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 14.1 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
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Paia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,499 100%
Male 1,275 51%
Female 1,224 49%
Under 18 664 26.6%
18+ 1,835 73.4%
65+ 212 8.5%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.58
White 836 33.5%
African-American 8 0.3%
Asian 678 27.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.6%
Other 31 1.2%
Mixed Race 711 28.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 273 10.9%

Paia 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) 65.4%
Portuguese 5.7%
German 4.6%
English 3.2%
US/American 2.8%
Irish 2.8%
Italian 1.6%
European 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Brazilian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

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