Maui County, officially the County of Maui, is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi (except for a portion of Molokaʻi that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoʻolawe, and Molokini. The latter two are uninhabited. As of the 2020 census, the population was 164,754. The county seat is Wailuku.
|Coordinates: 20°52′04″N 156°37′01″W / 20.86774°N 156.61706°W|
|• Mayor||Richard Bissen|
|• Total||2,398 sq mi (6,210 km2)|
|• Land||1,162 sq mi (3,010 km2)|
|• Water||1,237 sq mi (3,200 km2) 51.6%%|
|• Density||133/sq mi (51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−10 (Hawaii–Aleutian)|
|• Summer (DST)||HADT|
Maui County is included in the Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Maui County has a quasi-mayor-council form of municipal government. Unlike traditional municipal governments, the county government is established by the state legislature by statute and is not chartered. Executive authority is vested in the mayor, elected by the voters on a nonpartisan basis to a four-year term (with a limit of two consecutive full terms). Legislative authority is vested in the nine-member county council. All seats in the county council have residency requirements, but all Maui County voters may vote in elections for all nine seats regardless of residence. Members of the county council are elected on a nonpartisan basis to two-year terms (with a limit of five consecutive full terms).
The mayor of Maui County is Richard Bissen, serving since January 2023. Richard Bissen formerly served as a Judge for the 2nd Hawaii State Circuit Court.
The county's Department of Liquor Control regulates and enforces state and county laws regarding the manufacture, importation, sale and consumption of intoxicating liquors.
The parade banner of the county, described simply as "parade banner of the County of Maui", this banner is vertically divided light blue-light green-light blue, by red stripes, with a seal in the center.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,398 square miles (6,210 km2), of which 1,162 square miles (3,010 km2) is land and 1,237 square miles (3,200 km2) (51.6%) is water. The islands that comprise Maui County correspond to the remnants of the ancient landmass of Maui Nui. The highest point in the county is the peak of Haleakalā at 10,023 feet (3,055 m). Haleakalā is a shield volcano located on the eastern side of the island of Maui.
- Hawaiʻi County, Hawaii - southeast
- Kalawao County, Hawaii - north
- Honolulu County, Hawaii - northwest
National protected areasEdit
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 Census, there were 128,094 people, 43,507 households, and 29,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 110 people per square mile (43/km2). There were 56,377 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 33.01% Asian, 28.90% White, 22.24% from two or more races, 10.72% Pacific Islander, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American and 1.36% from other races. 7.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 43,507 households, out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.
2020 religion censusEdit
Maui County is among the most religiously diverse counties in the US. A 2020 census by the Public Religion Research Institute (unconnected to the official US census) calculates a religious diversity score of 0.867 for Maui County, where a score of 1 represents complete diversity (each religious group of equal size), and 0 being a total lack of diversity. Only eight counties in the US have higher diversity scores than Maui County, four of which are boroughs of New York City.
According to the county's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the county are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||State of Hawaii||4,860|
|3||Grand Wailea Resort & Spa||1,400|
|5||United States Federal Government||860|
|6||Maui Memorial Medical Center||800|
|Four Seasons Resort Maui|
|7||Fairmont Kea Lani||700|
|Four Seasons Lānaʻi|
|Westin Maui Resort & Spa|
|8||Kea Lani Maui Restaurant||600|
|9||Hale Makua Health Service||500|
|Kaanapali Beach Club|
|Montage Kapalua Bay|
|Royal Lahaina Resort|
|10||Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott||420|
Three airports provide air service to the island of Maui:
- Hana Airport provides regional service to eastern Maui
- Kahului Airport in central Maui is the island's busiest airport
- Kapalua Airport provides regional service to western Maui
There are also airports on Maui's smaller adjacent islands:
- Lānaʻi Airport provides regional service to Lānaʻi
- Molokai Airport provides regional service to Molokaʻi
Maui County was the only county in the United States won by Dennis Kucinich during his unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic Party nomination to the presidency in 2004.
Hawaii Department of Education operates public schools in Maui County.
Maui County's sister cities are:
- American Samoa
- Arequipa, Peru
- Bacarra, Philippines
- Badoc, Philippines
- Cabugao, Philippines
- Easter Island, Chile
- Embo, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Fukuyama, Japan
- Funchal, Portugal
- Goyang, South Korea
- Hachijō, Japan
- Manila, Philippines
- Pingtung, Taiwan
- Puerto Princesa, Philippines
- Quezon City, Philippines
- Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- San Juan, Philippines
- Santa, Philippines
- Sanya, China
- São Miguel Island, Portugal
- Sarrat, Philippines
- Zambales, Philippines
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- Official website
Coordinates: 20°52′04″N 156°37′01″W / 20.86774°N 156.61706°W