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Overview

Introduction to Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 92 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town has approximately 12,296 people.

Wailuku History

Wailuku was the main tourist destination that Maui County had in the 20th century. Since then, Wailuku has been overshadowed with the many rising resort towns. The Kaahumanu Church was established in the town in 1876. It is the county seat of Maui County, which was founded in the year 1905.

Wailuku and nearby Attractions

  • Bailey House Museum
  • Papohaku Park
  • Kepaniwai Park
  • Maui Community Theater
  • Hawai'i Nature Center

Things To Do In Wailuku

One can visit the Bailey House Museum and the Maui Community Theater while in Wailuku. For all nature lovers, the best place to be in is the Hawai'i Nature Center. The Ka'ehu Beach is also a major tourist attraction. There are many parks that can be enjoyed including the Mokuhau Park, Kepaniwai Park, and Wells Park. Tourists also can be a part of the Maui County Fair that is hosted by Wailuku.

Wailuku Transportation

Kahului Airport is the nearest airport to Wailuku.

Wailuku Higher Education

There are several higher education institutes that one can attend in Wailuku. Some of these include Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus.

People

Total Population 16,064
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,567
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.3%
Median Earnings25+ $38,038
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,932
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,965

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,943
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,012
Median House Value $458,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.2%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 6%

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

Wailuku Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 92 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Maui
Standard Zip Codes 96793
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.891
Longitude -156.504

Wailuku 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 KAHULUI AP 398
Distance 4.7 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 KAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
Distance 12.7 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
Station KULA HOSPITAL 267
Distance 16 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kahului 28,476 $73,710
Kihei 22,401 $74,760
Lahaina 12,118 $71,211
Makawao 6,523 $68,350
Paia 2,561 $83,906
Pukalani 8,072 $84,578

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

Wailuku Hospitals

MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - State)
221 MAHALANI STREET
(808) 244-9056
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wailuku High Schools

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL
1650 KAAHUMANU AVENUE
808-984-5656
Serves 1,651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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