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Maui County, Hawaii
Seal of Maui County, Hawaii
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Location in the state of Hawaii

Hawaii's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1905
Seat Wailuku
Largest City Kahului
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,398 sq mi (6,211 km²)
1,162 sq mi (3,010 km²)
1,237 sq mi (3,204 km²), 51.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

164,637
133/sq mi (51/km²)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian time zone: UTC-10
Website: www.co.maui.hi.us
County flag Flag of Maui County, Hawaii

Maui County, officially County of Maui, is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini. The latter two islands are uninhabited. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,834. The county seat is Wailuku.

Maui County is included in the Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

See also: List of beaches in Maui

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,398 square miles (6,210 km2), of which 1,162 square miles (3,010 km2) is land and 1,237 square miles (3,200 km2) (51.6%) is water. The islands that comprise Maui County correspond to the remnants of the ancient landmass of Maui Nui. The highest point in the county is the peak of Haleakala at 10,012 ft. Haleakala is a shield volcano located on the eastern side of the island of Maui.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Haleakala National Park
  • Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 26,743
1910 29,762 11.3%
1920 37,385 25.6%
1930 55,541 48.6%
1940 55,534 0.0%
1950 48,179 −13.2%
1960 42,576 −11.6%
1970 45,984 8.0%
1980 70,847 54.1%
1990 100,374 41.7%
2000 128,094 27.6%
2010 154,834 20.9%
Est. 2015 164,637 6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the 2000 Census, there were 128,094 people, 43,507 households, and 29,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 110 people per square mile (43/km²). There were 56,377 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 28.90% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 33.01% Asian, 10.72% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 22.24% from two or more races. 7.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 43,507 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

Transportation

Two airports provide scheduled air service to the island of Maui:

  • Kahului Airport in central Maui
  • Kapalua Airport in western Maui

Lanai Airport provides service for Lanai. Molokai Airport, also in Maui County, provides service for Molokai.

Major Highways

  • Route 30
  • Route 31
  • Route 32
  • Route 36
  • Route 37
  • Route 44
  • Route 305
  • Route 311
  • Route 320
  • Route 330
  • Route 340
  • Route 380
  • Route 450
  • Route 460
  • Route 470
  • Route 480

Communities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Sister cities

Maui County currently has 21 sister cities, including:


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