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Lahaina, Hawaii

  •   State: 
    Maui County
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    20°52′26″N 156°40′39″W
      Area total: 
    9.29 sq mi (24.07 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.78 sq mi (20.15 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.51 sq mi (3.92 km²)
    3 ft (1 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
    Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10:00; Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 

    Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,632 residents per square mile of area (630.2/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Lahaina (Hawaiian: Lhain) is the largest census-designated place (CDP) in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2020 census, the CDP had a resident population of 12,702. During the tourist season, the population can swell to nearly 40,000 people. The Banyan Court Park features an exceptionally large banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) planted by William Owen Smith on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Christian missionaries. It is also the site of the reconstructed ruins of Lahaina Fort, originally built in 1832. Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845, when the capital was moved back to Honolulu. It was once an important destination for the 19th-century whaling fleet, whose presence at Lahaina frequently led to conflicts with the Christian missionaries living there. The Hawaiian language name L hain means "cruel sun", describing the sunny dry climate. The historic district averages only 13 inches (330 mm) of rain per year, much of which occurs from December to February. The city's Front Street has been ranked one of the "Top Ten Greatest Streets" by the American Planning Association. The Lahaina mountains are the backdrop for "the 5'clock o'clock rainbow" that happens almost every day in the west Maui mountains. The town is home to the largest banya tree in the United States, which stands almost almost 5 feet tall.


Lahaina's historic district averages only 13 inches (330 mm) of rain per year. Front Street has been ranked one of the "Top Ten Greatest Streets" by the American Planning Association. The Banyan Court Park features an exceptionally large banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) planted by William Owen Smith on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Christian missionaries. It is also the site of the reconstructed ruins of Lahaina Fort, originally built in 1832. The Hawaiian language name L hain means "cruel sun", describing the sunny dry climate. In the 19th century, Lahaina was the center of the global whaling industry, with many sailing ships anchoring at its waterfront. Today pleasure craft make their home there. The town was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1802 to 1845, when the capital was moved back to Honolulu. It was once an important destination for the. 19th-century whaling fleet, whose presence at Lahaina frequently led to conflicts with the Christian missionaries living there. On more than one occasion the conflict was so severe that it led to sailor riots and even the shelling of. Lahaina by the British whaler John Palmer in 1827. In 1824, at the chiefs' request, Betsey Stockton started the first mission school open to the common people. In 1795, before unification of the islands, the town was conquered by Kamehameha the Great.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²) of which 7.8 sq miles (20.2 km²), or 16.26%, is land. The CDP is located in the northern part of the town of Lompoc. The town has a population of 1,788. It is the largest CDP in the state, with a total population of 2,856. The city's population is 1,872. It has a land area of 7.3 sq miles, or 20.2km². The population is 2,738. It had a population in the U S. census of 1.8 million, or 1.7% of its total population. The area has a water area of 3.9 square miles, which is 1.5 sq mile (3.9 km²). The town's population was 1,922, or 2.4% of the total population, in the 2010 Census. The total area is 9.2 square miles. It contains 1,638.5 square miles of land, of which 1.6 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles (2.7 km²) is water. Its population is 3,838, or 3.7%. The town is located on the Lompo River, which runs through the town. The Lompos River flows through the center of the city.


The U.S. population is growing at a rapid rate, according to a new study. It's the fastest-growing demographic group in the world. The population is expected to grow at a rate of 3.7% over the next decade. The U.N. estimates that the U.K. population will grow by 3.8% by 2050. The rate of growth will be the highest in the United States since the 1970s, the study says. The country's population is projected to grow by 4.5% by 2030. The growth rate is the fastest since the 1990s. The nation's population will reach a record-high of 4.7 million by 2050, the report says. That's up from 3.4% in 2007. The United States is expectedto grow by 2.9% in the coming decades. The world's population has grown by 1.6% since the 1950s, and the rate of population growth is the highest since the 1980s. It is the largest growth rate since the 1960s and 1970s. In the past 10 years, the population has been on the rise by 0.7%. The U.,S. has grown at the fastest rate in the last 10 years. The global population has also grown by 2% since 2007, the United Nations says. It will reach 4.6 million by 2035. The number of people living in America will reach an estimated 7.4 million, the first time since the mid-century.


Lahaina has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh) with warm temperatures year-round. The historic district is the driest and calmest and hosts the small boat harbor. The Kapalua and Napili areas have almost four times the annual rainfall compared to the historic district of Lahaina. Kaanapali is north of a wind line and has double the annualRainfall and frequent breezes. Lahaina is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. It has a population of around 2,000 people. The city is home to the University of Hawaii at Oahu, which has a campus of more than 1,000 students. It is also the home of the National Museum of Hawaii, which contains more than 3,000 pieces of memorabilia. It also has a museum of Hawaiian art and culture, which is housed in the Museum of Hawaiian Art, which dates back to the 18th century. It was the first museum in the world to be built in the 19th century, and is located in Lahaina's historic district. The museum is also home to a large collection of photographs of the Hawaiian Islands, including many of the islands' most famous landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon and Oahu's Hualalai volcano. The island is also known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular with surfers and snorkelers, as well as for its dramatic scenery, including the Haleiwa Mountains, which can be seen from the tip of Oahu.


Hale Pai, located at Lahainaluna High School, is the site of Hawaii's first printing press. The Plantation Course at Kapalua hosts the PGA Tour's Sentry Tournament of Champions every January. The West Maui mountains have valleys visible from the historic district of Lahaina. The valleys are the backdrop for "the 5 o'clock rainbow" that happens almost every day. Lahaina hosts the Maui Invitational, one of the top early-season tournaments in college basketball. Some refer to Halloween night in Lahaina as the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific". In 2008 the celebration was curtailed due to the objections of a group of cultural advisers who felt Halloween was an affront to Hawaiian culture. The humpback whale is by far the most common baleen species found in Hawaiian waters, although there have been rare sightings of fin, minke, Brydes, blue, and North Pacific right whales as well. In 2011, citing economic concerns, the County permitted the event to fully resume. The Lahaina Aquatic Center hosts swim meets and water polo. It also hosts the finish of the Vic-Maui Yacht Race, which starts in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This race started in the 1960s and is held every two years. The southern end of Front Street is home to the largest banyan tree in the United States. It has been there since 1904. The "L" in the West Maua mountains stands for Lahaina High School. In 1831 a fort was built for defense, and the remains of its 20-foot (6.1 m) walls and original cannons can still be seen.

Crime rate

The chances of becoming a victim of crime in Lahaina is 1 in 385, compared to a higher rate of 1 in 323 in the State of Hawaii as a whole. Lahaina has the highest crime rate in the state of Hawaii. The city has the lowest crime rate of any city in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The state's crime rate is higher than the national average, which is 2.5 per cent. The rate of crime is lower than it was in the early 1990s, when Lahaina was first established as a city.

Media references

There have been many movies that were filmed in Lahaina such as Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, in which a monster tsunami ravages Front Street. It is also mentioned in the song "The Last Resort" by The Eagles from their 1976 album, Hotel California. In 2002 Die Another Day, a 007 film, filmed at Peahi (Jaws). Features clips of famous surfers, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, and Darrick Doerner. In 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, filmed in Pukalani. In 2003 The Hulk, filmed on Kahakaloa. In 2004 Riding Giants, filmed by Jaws crew. In 2011 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, filmed at Iao Valley. In 2012 The Biggest Loser, a Power Rangers movie, was filmed at Kahakala National Park. In 2013 Jurassic Park, a Jurassic Park film, was shot in Haleakala. In 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel, a film about the creation of the Hawaiian islands, was also filmed in Hawaii. In 2015 The Lego Movie, a Lego movie about the construction of the Big Island was filmed in the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. In 2016 The LEGO Movie: The Last Knight, a LEGO movie about a fictional Hawaiian island, was set in Kaua’i and filmed in Hana. The movie was directed by Tom Hanks and co-written by Heston and Heston.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii = 95.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lahaina = 9.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 12,702 individuals with a median age of 38.6 age the population grows by 8.00% in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,632 residents per square mile of area (630.2/km²). There are average 3.5 people per household in the 2,804 households with an average household income of $66,468 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.20% of the available work force and has dropped -5.68% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.44%. The number of physicians in Lahaina per 100,000 population = 198.7.


The annual rainfall in Lahaina = 14.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 33. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 281. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 63.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 46.10%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $554,100 and home appreciation of 4.30%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.65 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

  • Lahaina's population in Maui County, Hawaii of 3,661 residents in 1900 has increased 3,47-fold to 12,702 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 47.48% female residents and 52.52% male residents live in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 49.61% are single population.

  • 16.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Lahaina require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    69.78% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.32% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.72% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, 46.10% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.44% are rented apartments, and the remaining 14.46% are vacant.

  • The 42.89% of the population in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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