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Makawao, Hawaii

  •   State: 
    Maui County
      County FIPS: 
    20°51′13″N 156°19′1″W
      Area total: 
    3.55 sq mi (9.18 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.55 sq mi (9.18 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,578 ft (481 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: 

    Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,057.81 residents per square mile of area (794.54/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Makawao is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Located on the northwest slope of Haleakala on East Maui, the community is known for being the hub of the "Upcountry", a part of the island dominated by mostly agriculture and ranch land. At the 2000 census, there were 6,327 people, 2,151 households, and 1,565 families in the CDP. The CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), all of it land. It is located at 20°5113N 156°191W (20.853657, -156.316951). The population was 7,297 at the 2020 census, and is expected to rise to 7,300 by the end of the decade. The median household income was $46,681 and the median family income was $50,145. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18. The per capita income for theCDP was $18,776. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.34. The age distribution was 29.6%. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there are 99.5 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there was 93.2 males. The population density was 1,353.8 inhabitants per square mile.


Makawao is located at 20°5113N 156°191W (20.853657, -156.316951).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), all of it land. Makawao has a population of 1,816. The CDP is located in the eastern part of the island of Honshu, in the province of Baja California. It is the only CDP in the state to be entirely made up of non-Hispanic white residents. The town's population was 1,788 at the 2010 Census. It has a latitude of 20.5113 N and a longitude of 156.191W. It was founded in 1881. The city's ZIP code is 6054. It had a population in the year of its founding, and it has a current population of 2,716. It lies in the Baja Peninsula, which is the most populous region of the state, with a total population of 3,814. It also has a coastline of 2.7 miles (4.7 km²) and an elevation of 20 5113 N and 156 191 W. The community is located on the shores of the Santa Catalina River. The waterway runs through the center of the town, and is known as the "Mackawao River" It was named after the town's founder, who was born in 1883.


At the 2000 census, there were 6,327 people, 2,151 households, and 1,565 families in the CDP. There were 2,222 housing units at an average density of 475.5 per square mile (183.6/km²) The median household income was $46,681 and the median family income was $50,145. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.93% of the population. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. The per capita income for theCDP was $18,776. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of those under the age of 18 were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of people aged 18 and over. The CDP is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Hampshire. It is the most densely populated section of the Turnpikes. The town has a population density of 1,353.8 inhabitants per square kilometer (522.7/km 2). It has a median age of 35 years, and a median income of $32,917. It has an area of 1.6 square miles (3.4 square kilometers) and has a poverty rate of 9.7%. The CPD is located near the junction of the N.C. Turnpines and the New York Turnpipines, which is the state's most populated area.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Makawao, 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 Makawao = 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 7,297 individuals with a median age of 36.6 age the population grows by 4.73% in Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,057.81 residents per square mile of area (794.54/km²). There are average 2.84 people per household in the 2,325 households with an average household income of $59,161 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 Makawao per 100,000 population = 198.7.


The annual rainfall in Makawao = 40 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 72. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 271. 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 56.2 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 Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii which are owned by the occupant = 54.12%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $476,390 and home appreciation of -8.70%. 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.

  • Makawao's population in Maui County, Hawaii of 2,036 residents in 1900 has increased 3,58-fold to 7,297 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.72% female residents and 50.28% male residents live in Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii.

    As of 2020 in Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii are married and the remaining 47.61% are single population.

  • 31 minutes is the average time that residents in Makawao 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.

    70.21% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 20.82% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.03% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.32% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, 54.12% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.60% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.29% are vacant.

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

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