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The Wailuku Census Designated Place had a population of 16,927 as of July 1, 2017. Wailuku ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wailuku is located at latitude 20.8855 and longitude -156.5036 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Wailuku Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Wailuku Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414160) 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 Wailuku Census Designated Place is located within Wailuku Division of Maui County.

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


Total Population 16,927
Daytime Population: Workers 13,415
Daytime Population: Residents 8,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,711
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 16,720
Population in Familes 13,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density2 3,182
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $70,615
Average Household Income $91,822
Per Capita Income $33,464


Total Housing Units 6,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,744 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,414 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $585,572
Average Home Value $611,899


Total Households 6,158
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 4,020
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 1.39% 1.3%
Households 1.32% 1.27%
Families 1.29% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Wailuku, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wailuku 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 # 17 89th
Population Density # 35 77th
Diversity Index # 59 62nd
Median Household Income # 67 56th
Per Capita Income # 49 68th

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