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Overview

Introduction to Makawao, Hawaii

Makawao, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 104 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Makawao History

Since the early 19th century, the residents of Makawao have been herding cattle. The hunting industry was born when the number of cattle grew. In 1793, the first cattle was shipped by Captain George Vancouver. Apart from cattle ranching, the settlers of Makawao were also indulged in agriculture. The area is famous for being the center of the 'Up Country,' which is a portion of the island dominated by ranch land. It is located in Maui County, which was founded in the year 1905.

Makawao and nearby Attractions

  • Makawao Park
  • Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
  • Garden of Eden Arboretum
  • Eddie Tam Memorial Center

Things To Do In Makawao

Tourists can visit the Makawao Park for its recreational facilities. One can also spend time at the Eddie Tam Memorial Center. Other interesting places include the Garden of Eden Arboretum and the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center. Maui Classical Music Festival can be participated by all music lovers.

Makawao Transportation

Kahului Airport is the nearest airport to the town of Makawao.

Makawao Higher Education

There are several higher education institutes that can be attended from Makawao including the Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Honolulu Community College, and Leeward Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,362
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+3,128
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,261
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,456
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,103

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,844
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,256
Median House Value$526,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.4%
Portuguese18.2%
English9.6%
Irish7.9%
German7.8%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Polish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Basque0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Makawao Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maui County
Standard Zip Codes96768
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude20.85
Approximate Longitude-156.32

Makawao 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 BRANCH STN 324.5
Distance6.2 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
StationKAHULUI AP 398
Distance8.3 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
StationKULA HOSPITAL 267
Distance11.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hana1,121$69,583
Kahului30,164$75,777
Kihei21,964$77,458
Paia2,548$87,222
Pukalani8,332$89,489
Wailuku16,179$77,757

Makawao Public Schools

Makawao Elementary School
3542 Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 96768
(808) 573-8770
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School
120 Makani Rd
ZIP: 96768
(808) 573-8735
Middle
Total Enrollment 822

Makawao Private Schools

Carden Academy Of Maui
55 Makaena Pl
ZIP: 96768
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Kamehameha Schools Maui
270 Aapueo Pkwy
ZIP: 96768
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1022
Seabury Hall
480 Olinde Rd
ZIP: 96768
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 444
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