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Wailuku

Wailuku, Hawaii

  •   State: 
    Hawaii
      County: 
    Maui County
      City: 
    Wailuku
      County FIPS: 
    15009
      Coordinates: 
    20°53′31″N 156°30′8″W
      Area total: 
    5.67 sq mi (14.69 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.26 sq mi (13.64 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.41 sq mi (1.06 km²)
      Elevation: 
    249 ft (76 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    20,8879
      Longitude: 
    -156,5015
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
      Timezone: 
    Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST) UTC-10:00; Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.
      ZIP codes: 
    96793
      GMAP: 

    Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
    17,697
      Population density: 
    3,361.25 residents per square mile of area (1,297.71/km²)
      Household income: 
    $57,619
      Households: 
    5,274
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    4.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.25%

Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in and county seat of Maui County, Hawaii, United States. In the early 20th century Wailuku was the main tourist destination on Maui, though it has since been eclipsed with the rise of the resort towns such as Kaanapali. The town is situated at 249 feet (76 m) above sea level, at the base of West Maui Volcano, known historically as Mauna Kahalawai and Hale Mahina. It is located between the CDPs of Waihee-Waiehu to the north, Kahului to the east, and Waikapu to the south. The CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), of which 5.3square miles (13.8km²) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1km²), or 7.16% is water. The four waters are the ahupuaa (smaller land division than district), which are Waikp, Wailaku, Waiehu, and Waihea. Wailku is also known as Palikomohana, or N Wai Eh which means the four waters. The area was a center of power and population in pre-historic Hawaii. It was irrevocably changed when New England missionaries brought their religious beliefs, western skills and implements and new agricultural methods in the mid-1800s.

Geography

Wailuku is located at 20°5331N 156°308W (20.891923, -156.502177) The town is situated at 249 feet (76 m) above sea level, at the base of West Maui Volcano. The three moku or districts of west Maui are Lhaina, Kanapali, and Wailuku. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²) of which 5.3 sq miles (13.8km²) is land and 0.42sq miles (1.1 km²), or 7.16% is water. The four waters are the ahupuaa (smaller land division than district), which are Waikap, Wailku, Waiehu, andWaihee. Wailuku is also known as Palikomohana, or N Wai Eh which means the four waters. The town has a population of 2,816. It is located on the northern edge of the isthmus of East Maui (Haleakal) and West MauI. The CDP is located between the C DPs of Waihee-Waiehu to the north, Kahului to the east, and WaikAPu to the south. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the CPD's population to be 2,716.

History

Wailuku was a center of power and population in pre-historic Hawaii. In the mid-1800s it was irrevocably changed when New England missionaries brought their religious beliefs, western skills and implements. By the 1860s the Wailuku Sugar Company (owned by C. Brewer & Co.) and other plantations were busy growing and milling sugarcane. Many private and public buildings have architectural and historical significance. The town was designated Maui's County Seat in 1905, and it soon became a hub of government, business and entertainment, boasting vaudeville and movie theatres, bowling alley, hotels, poi factory, ice and soda works, and many markets and offices. The sugar industry, losing its economic prosperity, reduced operations in the late 1960s and the development of alternative commercial centers drew business away from Wailaku's downtown streets. The mature trees, varied architecture and serene vistas recreate the atmosphere of bygone days. The small cemetery contains tombstones of Hawaiian Alii (royalty) and missionary families. A turn on Ilina Street to the top of Vineyard Street brings you to an interesting cemetery with lovely views of the Iao Valley and West Maui Mountains. In 1790, the Battle of Kepaniwai took place there, in which Kamehameha the Great defeated Kalanikpule and the Maui army during his campaign to unify the islands. The battle was said to be so bloody that dead bodies blocked ao Stream, and the battle site was named Kepaniawai ("the damming of waters").

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 12,296 people, 4,535 households, and 3,015 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,427.4 inhabitants per square mile (937.2/km²). There were 4,780 housing units at an average density of 943.6 per squaremile (364.3/km 2) The racial makeup of the C DP was 42.08% Asian, 26.28% from two or more races, 11.70% Pacific Islander, 8.16% White, 1.18% from other races, 0.36% Native American and 0.24% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.75% of the population. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.28. The median income for a household in theCDP was $45,587, and the median income. for a family was $51,441. About 8.1% of families and 11.2% of people were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% ofThose age 65 or over. The CDP is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the N.J.-Massachusetts border. It is the only city in the state to have a ZIP code that is not located in the New York City metropolitan area.

Economy

Major employers in Wailuku include Towne Island Homes, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Maui County. Maui Community Correctional Center, and Bayada Home Health Care are also major employers. The Maui News is a local newspaper based in Maui, Hawaii.

Sports

The Maui Bowling Center, which has hosted a strong number of local bowling leagues since its grand opening in 1948, is located in Wailuku. The building was originally constructed in 1945 as a furniture store but was later converted in 1948 for use as a ten-lane bowling alley. The alley utilized manual pin-setters from its opening until 1961, when it converted to automatic setting machines. Shane Victorino and Kurt Suzuki, two Major League Baseball players, were born in the town. From 2010 to 2013, the town was home to its own baseball team, Na Koa Ikaika Maui. The team played in the Maui Little League, which was founded in 2010. The town is also home to a number of other sports teams, including the Honolulu Kiwanis and the Honolulu Dons of the North Shore Hockey Association. The city is also the birthplace of the Honolulu Police Department, which is based in the village of Kailua-Kona, on the island of Kaua'i in the Hawaiian island of Maui, and the Kaua's Police Department of the Hawaiian Islands, which operates in the city of Kahului in the state of Oahu. The village also has its own version of the National Football League, the Hawaii Dons, which plays in the Honolulu Metropolitan Police Department's Kahululei Division. The community is home to the Wailaku High School, which opened in the 1950s and was the first high school in the island to open a football program.

Points of interest

Duke "The Duke" Kahanamoku's (Ambassador of Aloha) Surfboard at The Bailey House Museum. Iao Theater and Maui Valley are points of interest for visitors to the island of Maui. Maui is home to the world-renowned Kaua'i National Park. The island is also home to some of the world's most beautiful scenery. The Mauiño are known for their love of the sea and the beaches of the Hawaiian Islands, particularly the Haleakalani and Moloka'i islands. The Hawaiian Islands are home to a variety of cultural sites, including the Maui Museum of Art and the Kaua 'i National Garden. The Kauai 'I' National Park is located on the north shore of the island and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the only place on Maui where the Hawaiian flag is visible from the air. It was established in 1891 and is located at the base of a volcano known as the Kailua-Kona volcano. The Kailu 'i' volcano is the largest in the world, with an area of 2,500 square miles (3,200 square kilometers) of land. It has been the site of significant cultural activity since the early 20th century and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on the Hawaiian island of Mauna Kea. The Mauiño are known to love the sea, especially the beaches, which are known to be popular with tourists.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Wailuku, 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 51. 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 99. 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 Wailuku = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 17,697 individuals with a median age of 40.3 age the population grows by 12.96% in Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,361.25 residents per square mile of area (1,297.71/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 5,274 households with an average household income of $57,619 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 Wailuku per 100,000 population = 198.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Wailuku = 30.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 112. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 273. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 64 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 Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 57.76%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $418,970 and home appreciation of 4.41%. 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.

  • Wailuku's population in Maui County, Hawaii of 7,440 residents in 1900 has increased 2,38-fold to 17,697 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.73% female residents and 50.27% male residents live in Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 47.58% are single population.

  • 22.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Wailuku 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.

    71.59% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 19.48% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.79% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, 57.76% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.13% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.10% are vacant.

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

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