Maalaea, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Maalaea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Maalaea Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Maui County at latitude 20.8023 and longitude -156.4953. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Maalaea Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Maalaea, Hawaii.

The U5 Census Class Code for Maalaea indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Maalaea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.44 sq. miles and a water area of 2.33 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Maalaea: Ma‘alaea.

Maalaea Census Designated Place, HI Boundary Map


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Maalaea, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 366
Population in Households 319
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 67
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 1.57
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (21.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (67.0%)
Median Home Value $372,727
Average Home Value $425,568


Median Household Income $65,459
Average Household Income $88,365
Per Capita Income $50,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.92% 0.86%
Households 0.83% 0.97%
Families 0.29% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Maalaea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maalaea to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 143 7th
Population Density1 # 147 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 150 1st
Median Household Income # 58 62nd
Per Capita Income # 5 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.