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 28,219 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Kahului is the ninth largest community in Hawaii.
Housing costs in Kahului are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Hawaii.
Unlike some towns, Kahului isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kahului are a mix 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 (12.68%), office and administrative support (12.29%), and sales jobs (10.21%).
Of important note, Kahului is also a town of artists. Kahului has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kahului’s character.
Kahului is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Kahului citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.68% of adults 25 and older in Kahului have a college degree.
The per capita income in Kahului in 2018 was $27,784, 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 $111,136 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 10.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kahului include Portuguese, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
In addition, Kahului has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.59%).
The most common language spoken in Kahului is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.