Pukalani, Hawaii

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Pukalani, Hawaii

Introduction to Pukalani, Hawaii

Pukalani, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 103 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii. There are approximately 7,380 residents in the town.

Pukalani History

Pukalani is in Maui County and is a census designated place. The word Pukalani means heavenly gates in the Hawaiian language. In 1905, Maui County was founded and tt has a quasi - mayor - council system of government. It was the only US county to be won by Dennis Kucinich during his campaign for the nomination of the Democratic Party to the presidency in 2004.

Pukalani and nearby Attractions

  • Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center
  • Pukalani Park
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Moloka`i Museum and Cultural Center

Things To Do In Pukalani

Pukalani is home to Pukalani Park and Haleakala National Park, which are favorite sites for tourists. Moloka`i Museum and Cultural Center can also be visited for its historical significance. The Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge offers a brilliant fauna experience. One can enjoy shopping at the Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center. Papohaku Beach and Park is also a 'must visit' destination.

Pukalani Transportation

Kahului Airport is the nearest airport to Pukalani.

Pukalani Higher Education

Institutes offering higher education to the residents of Pukalani include Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Honolulu Community College, and Leeward Community College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Pukalani Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Pukalani People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Pukalani Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Pukalani, Hawaii

Comparing Pukalani 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 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Female Share of the Population 3 8
Senior Citizens 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 6
Portion of People Married 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Short Commute Times 5 7
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 1 3
People Living Alone 1 3

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Pukalani Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 103 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96788
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.836
Longitude -156.336

Pukalani Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KULA BRANCH STN 324.5
Distance 5 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 KAHULUI AP 398
Distance 7.6 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
Distance 9.7 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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Pukalani Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,380 100%
Male 3,655 49.5%
Female 3,725 50.5%
Under 18 2,069 28%
18+ 5,311 72%
65+ 729 9.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.31
White 2,507 34%
African-American 30 0.4%
Asian 2,069 28%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.2%
Other 74 1%
Mixed Race 2,138 29%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 681 9.2%

Pukalani 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) 64.9%
Portuguese 7.3%
English 4.6%
German 3.9%
Italian 2.3%
Russian 2.1%
British 1.7%
Irish 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
European 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
US/American 1%
Scottish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pukalani 7,380 $65,087
Hana 709 $54,167
Kahului 20,146 $52,610
Kihei 16,749 $50,738
Makawao 6,327 $50,145
Paia 2,499 $57,981
Wailuku 12,296 $51,441
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