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Overview

Introduction to Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku, Hawaii, in Maui county, is 92 miles E of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,179
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+7,506
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26%
Median Earnings25+$37,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,757
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$463,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.6%
Irish6.7%
German5.8%
Portuguese3.7%
English2.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Wailuku Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maui County
Standard Zip Codes96793
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude20.88
Approximate Longitude-156.5

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)

StationKAHULUI AP 398
Distance4.7 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
StationKAPALUA-WEST MAUI AP 462
Distance12.7 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
StationKULA HOSPITAL 267
Distance16 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
Kahului30,164$75,777
Kihei21,964$77,458
Lahaina12,675$70,673
Makawao6,362$68,844
Paia2,548$87,222
Pukalani8,332$89,489

Wailuku Hospitals

Maui Memorial Medical Center
(Government - State)
221 Mahalani St
(808) 442-5101

Wailuku Public Schools

Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
1650 Kaahumanu Ave
ZIP: 96793
(808) 984-5656
High
Total Enrollment 1467
Iao Intermediate School
260 S Market St
ZIP: 96793
(808) 984-5610
Middle
Total Enrollment 889
Puu Kukui Elementary School
3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway
ZIP: 96793
(808) 727-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Waihee Elementary School
2125 Kahekili Hwy
ZIP: 96793
(808) 984-5644
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Wailuku Elementary School
355 S High St
ZIP: 96793
(808) 984-5622
Primary
Total Enrollment 717

Wailuku Private Schools

St Anthony Grade School
1627 Mill St A
ZIP: 96793
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
St Anthony Jr/sr High School
1618 Lower Main St
ZIP: 96793
Secondary
Total Enrollment 140
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