Wailea, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wailea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Wailea Census Designated Place had a population of 6,378 as of July 1, 2016. Wailea ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wailea is located at latitude 20.6824 and longitude -156.4353 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Wailea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.44 sq. miles and a water area of 3.3 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Wailea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583432) 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 Wailea Census Designated Place is located within Kula Division of Maui County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wailea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wailea, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,378
Population in Households 6,313
Population in Familes 4,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 857
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 2,972
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,655
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,684 (25.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,288 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,594 (54.7%)
Median Home Value $947,840
Average Home Value $926,795


Median Household Income $78,499
Average Household Income $121,626
Per Capita Income $57,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 1.34%
Households 1.19% 1.37%
Families 1.09% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Wailea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wailea to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 50 68th
Population Density1 # 79 48th
Diversity Index2 # 147 3rd
Median Household Income # 39 75th
Per Capita Income # 6 97th

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