Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina is the largest census-designated place on Maui and the second largest CDP in the state of Hawaii. It has a population of around 11,000 people. The geography of Lahaina is very diverse, with a mix of mountains, beaches, and valleys. The climate is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from around 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. See health-beauty-guides for top counties in Hawaii.

The history of Lahaina dates back to ancient times, when it was a major port city for whalers and traders. It was also once a major center for the whaling industry. In modern times, it has become an important tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches and tropical climate.

Politically, Lahaina is part of Maui County in Hawaii and is represented by two senators in the State Senate and one representative in the State House of Representatives.

The economy of Lahaina is heavily dependent on tourism, with many hotels and resorts located nearby. There are also several restaurants, shops, and other businesses that serve locals as well as visitors from all over the world.

Schools in Lahaina include public elementary schools such as King Kamehameha III Elementary School; private schools such as Seabury Hall; high schools such as Lahainaluna High School; post-secondary institutions such as University of Hawaii Maui College; and technical schools such as Maui Technical Institute (MTI).

Lahaina has many landmarks worth visiting including Lahaina Banyan Court Park which houses an ancient banyan tree; Ka’anapali Beach which is one of the most popular beaches on Maui; Front Street which offers shopping opportunities; Wo Hing Temple Museum which provides insight into Chinese culture; Haleakala National Park which offers stunning views from atop Haleakala volcano; and many more sites that offer stunning views or cultural experiences.

Population: 9,118
Males: 4,738 (52.0%), Females: 4,380 (48.0%)

Maui County

Zip codes: 96761.

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $52,984
Median house value: $259,400

Races in Lahaina:

  • Filipino (30.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (24.7%)
  • Two or more races (17.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (9.8%)
  • Japanese (8.7%)
  • Hispanic (7.1%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Other Asian (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (4.3%), English (4.2%), Irish (3.0%), United States (2.2%), French (2.0%), Portuguese (1.8%).

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Lahaina, Hawaii


Lahaina, Hawaii is a small city located on the island of Maui. It has a population of just over 11,000 people according to the 2010 census. The majority of the population is comprised of native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, with a large portion also being Caucasian. The median household income is around $55,000 and the cost of living is slightly higher than the national average due to Lahaina’s location in an expensive tourist area.

The cost of housing in Lahaina can be quite high due to its popularity with tourists. The median home value is around $700,000 while rentals can range from around $1,300 to over $2,000 per month depending on size and location. Groceries are also more expensive than other areas in Hawaii due to higher demand and limited competition from local stores. Transportation costs can vary depending on your mode of transportation but overall they tend to be slightly more expensive than other parts of Hawaii due to the distance from larger towns and cities.

Overall, living in Lahaina can be fairly expensive for those looking for an affordable place to live; however, it does offer some unique benefits such as its close proximity to both beaches and nature preserves as well as plenty of cultural attractions that make it worth considering if you’re looking for an escape from mainland life. With its laid-back atmosphere and stunning natural beauty, Lahaina provides residents with a truly unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

For population 25 years and over in Lahaina

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lahaina CDP

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

27.8% Foreign born (23.4% Asia, 2.9% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Lahaina:

  • KULA HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; KULA, HI)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lahaina:

  • KAPALUA (about 5 miles; LAHAINA, HI; Abbreviation: JHM)
  • KAHULUI (about 18 miles; KAHULUI, HI; Abbreviation: OGG)
  • LANAI (about 21 miles; LANAI CITY, HI; Abbreviation: LNY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lahaina:

  • KALAUPAPA (about 30 miles; KALAUPAPA, HI; Abbreviation: LUP)
  • MOLOKAI (about 34 miles; KAUNAKAKAI, HI; Abbreviation: MKK)
  • HANA (about 48 miles; HANA, HI; Abbreviation: HNM)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Lahaina:

  • INSTITUTE OF BODY THERAPEUTICS (Location: BOX 11634; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lahaina:

  • KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 4,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 85 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 88 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 97 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 102 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO (about 136 miles; HILO, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)


Public high school in Lahaina:

  • LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,000; Location: 980 LAHAINALUNA ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Lahaina:

  • KAMEHAMEHA III ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 611 FRONT STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NAHIENAENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 662; Location: 816 NIHEU STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LAHAINA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 625; Location: 871 LAHAINALUNA ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Lahaina:

  • SACRED HEARTS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 239 DICKENSON STREET; Grades: KG – 8)