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The Paia Census Designated Place had a population of 2,853 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Paia is located at latitude 20.909 and longitude -156.3692 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Paia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.13 sq. miles and a water area of 1.33 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Paia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414117) 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 Paia Census Designated Place is located within Makawao-Paia Division of Maui County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paia: Orpheum Village, Pa‘ia.

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


Total Population 2,853
Daytime Population: Workers 1,759
Daytime Population: Residents 1,271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,852
Population in Familes 2,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 465
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $69,055
Average Household Income $98,335
Per Capita Income $34,063


Total Housing Units 1,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 556 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 434 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $648,402
Average Home Value $716,322


Total Households 991
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 580
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 0.93% 1.04%
Households 0.85% 0.99%
Families 0.79% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Paia, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paia 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 # 80 48th
Population Density # 100 34th
Diversity Index # 86 44th
Median Household Income # 75 51st
Per Capita Income # 44 72nd

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