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Overview

Introduction to Kihei, Hawaii

Kihei, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 99 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kihei History

Kihei was originally called Kama'ole (meaning barren) by the natives. In 1950, the land was developed for the purpose of farming. Gradually, water was piped into Kihei from Central and West Maui and the town started to progress. The city replete with condominium units and malls and became a tourist spot in the later years.

Kihei and nearby Attractions

  • Azeka Place Shopping Center
  • Ma'alaea Beach
  • Hale Piilani Park
  • Kamaole Beach Park
  • Hawaii Space Center

Things To Do In Kihei

There are several parks that can be visited including the Kalama Park, Cove Park, Kamaole Beach Park, and Hale Piilani Park. Shopping is a great activity for tourists at the Kukui Mall Shopping Center and the Azeka Place Shopping Center. Hawaii Space Center is also another popular place that tourists can experience. Sugar Beach is the favorite beach of the tourists there.

Kihei Transportation

Kahului Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Kihei Higher Education

There are many higher education institutes available for the residents of Kihei including Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,964
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+11,414
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,739
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,237

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,458
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,441
Median House Value$469,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.3%
German10.1%
Irish7.8%
Portuguese5.6%
English5.4%
Italian3.9%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Czech0.1%
West Indian0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Kihei Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maui County
Standard Zip Codes96753
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude20.76
Approximate Longitude-156.45

Kihei Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKULA HOSPITAL 267
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp52 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 70 F
Jul Temp57 to 74 F
Oct Temp57 to 74 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches
StationKULA BRANCH STN 324.5
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp53 to 69 F
Apr Temp54 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 76 F
Oct Temp58 to 75 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
StationKAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp66 to 78 F
Apr Temp67 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 85 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kahului30,164$75,777
Lahaina12,675$70,673
Makawao6,362$68,844
Paia2,548$87,222
Pukalani8,332$89,489
Wailuku16,179$77,757

Kihei Public Schools

Kamalii Elementary School
180 Kealii Alanui
ZIP: 96753
(808) 875-6840
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Kihei Elementary School
250 E Lipoa St
ZIP: 96753
(808) 875-6818
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
Kihei Public Charter School
300 Ohukai Rd, Suite 209
ZIP: 96753
(808) 875-0700
Other
Total Enrollment 526
Lokelani Intermediate School
1401 Liloa Dr
ZIP: 96753
(808) 875-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 553

Kihei Private Schools

Kahuahana Christian School
1608 N Alaniu Pl
ZIP: 96753
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Montessori Hale O Keiki
100 Kulanihakoi St
ZIP: 96753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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