Wailea, Hawaii Population 2024

6,459

Wailea is a city located in Maui County Hawaii. Wailea has a 2024 population of 6,459. Wailea is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually but its population has increased by 3.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,239 in 2020.

The average household income in Wailea is $162,563 with a poverty rate of 13.4%. The median age in Wailea is 54.2 years: 56.8 years for males, and 49.9 years for females.

Wailea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wailea was:

  • White: 69.03%
  • Two or more races: 14.87%
  • Asian: 11.22%
  • Other race: 2.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.08%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
7.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
867.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.53% (220)
The current population of Wailea, Hawaii is 6,459 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,239.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,49969.03%
Two or more races96914.87%
Asian73111.22%
Other race1402.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1171.8%
Black or African American560.86%
Native American50.08%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Wailea Population by Race

Wailea Population Pyramid 2024

Wailea Median Age

54.2

Total

56.8

Male

49.9

Female

Wailea Adults

There are 5,757 adults, (2,016 of whom are seniors) in Wailea.

Wailea Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wailea Sex Ratio

Female3,10547.64%
Male3,41252.36%

Wailea Population by Age

Wailea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8572.2764.435.6
Married1,5672.6170.629.4
Non Family9031.3756.843.2
Female2213.2773.326.7
Male1662.6135.564.5

2.59

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wailea Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade150.28%
Associates Degree4879.15%
Bachelors Degree1,37025.74%
Graduate Degree1,04819.69%
High School Graduate1,23123.13%
Less Than 9th Grade551.03%
Some College1,11620.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wailea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wailea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,7503,7091,802
2+ Races703703198
Asian594570334
Hispanic513513145
Other Race14014025
Islander75700
Native American555
Black443

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Wailea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,639$58,966$27,813
Graduate Degree$68,100$74,250$56,292
High School Graduate$29,750$49,861$24,511
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$32,000
Overall$45,377$52,951$31,027
Some College$40,066$50,871$35,662

$45,377

Average Earnings

$52,951

Average Male

$31,027

Average Female

Wailea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wailea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wailea Language

86.58% of Wailea residents speak only English, while 13.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.25% of the population.

Wailea Language

Wailea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,43355612.54%
Multiple95623424.48%
Hispanic63720231.71%
Black565394.64%
Asian728233.16%
Islander11632.59%

13.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

10.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wailea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wailea is Black, with 94.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wailea is Islander, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.27%.

Wailea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.93%
Some College12.93%
Less Than 9th Grade7.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.13%

Wailea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed13.46%
Male Employed9.76%
Female Unemployed9.7%
Female Employed3.4%

Wailea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wailea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$102,365$178,572
Households$89,088$162,563
Married Families$126,635$-999,999,999
Non Families$75,664$121,472

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wailea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wailea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wailea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wailea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wailea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

322

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War83
Second Gulf War76
Korea19
World War II8

Wailea Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+146
35 to 5478
18 to 3438
65 to 7438
55 to 6422

Wailea Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2947.13%
Hispanic458.77%
Asian111.77%
2+ Races91.19%
Native American5100%
Black310.71%

Wailea Veterans by Race

Wailea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wailea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wailea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wailea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wailea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

23.72%

Born in Wailea

84.59%

Native Born

15.41%

Foreign Born

6.52%

Non Citizen

8.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.59% of Wailea residents were born in the United States, with 23.72% having been born in Hawaii. 6.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wailea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,459-29-0.45%
20236,488-29-0.44%
20226,517-29-0.44%
20216,5463074.92%
20206,239210.34%
20196,2185629.94%
20185,656540.96%
20175,602-231-3.96%
20165,8331773.13%
20155,656-451-7.38%
20146,107691.14%
20136,038-292-4.61%
20126,3302013.28%
20116,1291913.22%
20105,93800%
20005,671-788-12.2%

Wailea Population by Year