Kahului, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kahului, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kahului Census Designated Place had a population of 28,745 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Kahului is located at latitude 20.8717 and longitude -156.4613 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Kahului Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.45 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Kahului Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414057) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Kahului Census Designated Place is located within Puunene Division of Maui County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kahului population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Kahului, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,745
Daytime Population: Workers 19,250
Daytime Population: Residents 14,505
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 26,995
Population in Familes 22,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,750
Population Density2 1,990
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $68,757
Average Household Income $88,941
Per Capita Income $25,957


Total Housing Units 8,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,120 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,561 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 655 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $612,343
Average Home Value $633,289


Total Households 7,681
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 5,717
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.18%
Households 1.07% 1.14%
Families 1.02% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Kahului, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kahului to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 95th
Population Density # 48 69th
Diversity Index # 108 29th
Median Household Income # 76 50th
Per Capita Income # 97 36th

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