Lanai City, HI Profile: Facts & Data


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Lanai City, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Lanai City Census Designated Place had a population of 3,198 as of July 1, 2020. Lanai City 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 Lanai City is located at latitude 20.8256 and longitude -156.9178 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Lanai City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 1,637 feet.

The Lanai City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414083) 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 Lanai City Census Designated Place is located within Lanai Division of Maui County.


Lanai City, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,198 (100%)
Population in Households 3,198 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,646 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 473
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $67,819
Average Household Income $83,253
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $30,310
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 631 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 349 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $457,500
Average Home Value $592,970
Housing Affordability Index3 93


Total Households 1,158
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 784
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.3% 0.36%
Households 0.15% 0.31%
Families 0.1% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.27%
Owner Occupied HU   0.44%


Lanai City, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lanai City to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 76 50th
Population Density # 98 36th
Median Household Income # 96 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 87 58th
Per Capita Income # 75 51st
Diversity Index # 123 19th

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