Kahului is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 27,729 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kahului is the ninth largest community in Hawaii.
Kahului home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Kahului real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kahului is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kahului is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kahului who work in maintenance occupations (13.19%), sales jobs (11.77%), and office and administrative support (10.71%).
One of the nice things about Kahului is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The percentage of adults in Kahului who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.48% of the adults in Kahului have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kahului in 2018 was $26,417, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,668 for a family of four. However, Kahului contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kahului is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kahului home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kahului residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Kahului also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kahului include Portuguese, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
In addition, Kahului has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.26%).
The most common language spoken in Kahului is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.