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Overview

Introduction to Pukalani, Hawaii

Pukalani, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 103 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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 it 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,332
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+4,373
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$41,132
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,408

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,489
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,241
Median House Value$594,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.4%
Portuguese10.5%
German7.8%
English5.4%
French Except Basque4.7%
Irish3.9%
Russian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Italian1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Scottish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
US/American0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Pukalani Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maui County
P.O. Box Zip Codes96788
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude20.83
Approximate Longitude-156.34

Pukalani 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
Distance5 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
Distance7.6 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
Distance9.7 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
Makawao6,362$68,844
Paia2,548$87,222
Wailuku16,179$77,757

Pukalani Public Schools

King Kekaulike High School
121 Kula Hwy
ZIP: 96768
(808) 573-8710
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Pukalani Elementary School
2945 Iolani St
ZIP: 96768
(808) 573-8760
Primary
Total Enrollment 453

Pukalani Private Schools

Clearview Christian Girl School
71 Haa Haa St
ZIP: 96768
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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