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The Makawao Census Designated Place had a population of 7,554 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Makawao is located at latitude 20.8484 and longitude -156.3188 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Makawao Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 1,611 feet.

The Makawao Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414096) 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 Makawao Census Designated Place is located within Makawao-Paia Division of Maui County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Makawao 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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Makawao, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,554
Daytime Population: Workers 1,713
Daytime Population: Residents 3,711
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 7,475
Population in Familes 5,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 2,178
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $61,292
Average Household Income $78,903
Per Capita Income $28,407


Total Housing Units 2,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,495 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,190 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $642,214
Average Home Value $658,858


Total Households 2,684
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,845
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.85%
Households 0.64% 0.81%
Families 0.7% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Makawao, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Makawao 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 # 44 72nd
Population Density # 46 70th
Diversity Index # 39 74th
Median Household Income # 91 40th
Per Capita Income # 82 46th

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