Wailuku, Hawaii Population 2021

17,708
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Wailuku is a city located in Maui County Hawaii. Wailuku has a 2020 population of 17,708. It is also the county seat of Maui County. Wailuku is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 15.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,313 in 2010. Wailuku reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Wailuku is $90,709 with a poverty rate of 10.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,285 per month, and the median house value is $544,900. The median age in Wailuku is 39.1 years, 38.9 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Wailuku Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wailukuwas:

  • Asian: 30.91%
  • Two or more races: 28.24%
  • White: 25.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 13.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.73%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of Wailuku, Hawaii is 17,708 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,708.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,313.

Wailuku, Hawaii Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021168,3074450.26%
2020167,8624450.27%
2019167,4174450.27%
2018166,9728260.49%
2017166,1467960.48%
2016165,3501,4460.87%
2015163,9048680.53%
2014163,0362,0321.25%
2013161,0042,1151.31%
2012158,8891,9531.23%
2011156,9361,9161.22%
2010155,0200.00%

Wailuku Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian5,47330.91%
Two or More Races5,00028.24%
White4,51725.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,46013.89%
Black or African American1300.73%
Some Other Race1120.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.09%
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Wailuku Population by Race

Wailuku Population Pyramid $2021

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Wailuku Median Age

39.1


Total

38.9


Male

39.3


Female

Wailuku Adults

There are 13,348 adults, (2,850 of whom are seniors) in Wailuku.

Wailuku Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wailuku Sex Ratio

Female

9,237

52.16%

Male

8,471

47.84%

Wailuku Population by Age

Wailuku Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wailuku Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female37.3%62.7%
Male44.1%55.9%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
All61.2%38.8%
Married71.6%28.4%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wailuku Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2232.8361.2
Married3,1423.5271.6
Non Family2,0461.1656.2
Female7023.4337.3
Male3335.1844.1

3.44

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Wailuku Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1861.57%
9th to 12th Grade5254.42%
High School Graduate3,29827.77%
Some College2,96324.95%
Associates Degree1,67014.06%
Bachelors Degree2,00616.89%
Graduate Degree1,22610.33%
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Wailuku Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wailuku Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian4,2343,9071,207
White2,8632,8351,151
2+ Races2,3722,240500
Islander1,4991,348239
Hispanic1,2891,217184
Other Race1002812
Black939231
Native American161615

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 93.75%.

Wailuku Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,249$49,193$40,730
Less Than 9th Grade$29,234$28,931$
High School Graduate$35,694$38,915$31,278
Some College$46,205$52,225$39,786
Bachelors Degree$51,798$60,833$50,048
Graduate Degree$63,138$66,250$62,827

$44,249

Average Earnings

$49,193

Average Male

$40,730

Average Female

Wailuku Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wailuku Language by Age

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Wailuku Language

79.18% of Wailuku residents speak only English, while 20.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.83% of the population.

Wailuku Language

Wailuku Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander2,37152822.27%
White3,22051816.09%
Multiple4,88950710.37%
Hispanic2,29526811.68%
Asian5,4462444.48%
Black12543.20%
Other10710.93%
Native1616.25%

10.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.21%

Male Poverty Rate

11.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wailuku

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wailuku is Islander, with 22.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wailuku is Other, with 0.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.68%.

Wailuku Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.48%
Less Than 9th Grade12.48%
Some College8.18%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%

Wailuku Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.43%
Female Unemployed11.44%
Male Employed5.15%
Female Employed3.02%

Wailuku Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wailuku Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,576$90,709
Families$88,212$101,384
Married Families$96,221-
Non Families$41,536$64,269
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Income by Household Type

Wailuku Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wailuku Married by Age and Sex

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Wailuku Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wailuku Marital Status by Race

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Wailuku Marital Status

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1,094

Number of Veterans

1,039

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam526
First Gulf War158
Second Gulf War154
Korea68
World War II8

Wailuku Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74413
55 to 64227
75+222
35 to 54155
18 to 3477

Wailuku Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White38710.39%
Asian3507.56%
2+ Races2066.89%
Islander925.25%
Hispanic785.28%
Black3023.26%
Native American1593.75%
Other Race1414.00%

Wailuku Veterans by Race

Wailuku Veterans by Education

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2.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wailuku Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Wailuku Employment by Age

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Wailuku Employment by Race

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Wailuku Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.93%

Born in Wailuku

87.96%

Native Born

12.04%

Foreign Born

5.47%

Non Citizen

6.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.96% of Wailuku residents were born in the United States, with 64.93% having been born in Hawaii. 5.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wailuku Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,7080.00%
202017,7080.00%
201917,7083542.04%
201817,3543592.11%
201716,9958165.04%
201616,1791150.72%
201516,064-132-0.82%
201416,1961951.22%
201316,0013812.44%
201215,620-371-2.32%
201115,9916784.43%
201015,3133,0172.22%
200012,2961,6081.41%
199010,6884280.41%
198010,2602,2812.55%
19707,9791,0101.36%
19606,969-455-0.63%
19507,4241050.14%
19407,3193210.45%
19306,9982,8980.90%
18704,1000.00%

Wailuku Population by Year