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Overview

Introduction to Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 81 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lahaina History

In the early times, Lahaina was recognized as the royal capital of Maui Loa, the fifth Moi of Maui. Since the 1820s, 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,675
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+7,186
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,090
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,511
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,835

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,673
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,313
Median House Value$552,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.5%
German5.7%
Irish4.6%
Portuguese3.5%
Italian3.1%
English2.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Scottish0.7%
Polish0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lahaina Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maui County
Standard Zip Codes96761
P.O. Box Zip Codes96767
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude20.9
Approximate Longitude-156.61

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)

StationLAHAINA 361
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp64 to 82 F
Apr Temp66 to 84 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp70 to 87 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches
StationKAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
Distance6.1 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
StationKAHULUI AP 398
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp63 to 80 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 87 F
Oct Temp69 to 87 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kahului30,164$75,777
Kihei21,964$77,458
Paia2,548$87,222
Pukalani8,332$89,489
Wailuku16,179$77,757

Lahaina Public Schools

King Kamehameha Iii Elementary School
611 Front St
ZIP: 96761
(808) 662-3955
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Lahaina Intermediate School
871 Lahainaluna Rd
ZIP: 96761
(808) 662-3965
Middle
Total Enrollment 635
Lahainaluna High School
980 Lahainaluna Rd
ZIP: 96761
(808) 662-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1014
Princess Nahienaena Elementary School
816 Niheu St
ZIP: 96761
(808) 662-4020
Primary
Total Enrollment 733

Lahaina Private Schools

Maui Preparatory Academy
4095 Honoapiilani Hwy
ZIP: 96761
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 177
Sacred Hearts School & Early Learning Center
239 Dickenson St
ZIP: 96761
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
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