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Maui County, Hawaii
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Flag of Maui County, Hawaii
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Seal of Maui County, Hawaii
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Map of Hawaii highlighting Maui County
Location in the U.S. state of Hawaii
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Founded1905
Government
•  Mayor

Alan Arakawa
Seat Wailuku
Largest city Kahului
Area
 • Total2,398 sq mi (6,211 km2)
 • Land1,162 sq mi (3,010 km2)
 • Water1,237 sq mi (3,204 km2), 51.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)165,386
 • Density133/sq mi (51/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Hawaii–Aleutian: UTC−10
Website www.co.maui.hi.us

Maui County, officially the County of Maui, is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini. The latter two are uninhabited. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,834. [1] The county seat is Wailuku. [2]

Maui County is included in the Kahului-Wailuku- Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government

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 Alan Arakawa since January 2, 2011. Arakawa also served as mayor from 2002 to 2006.

The county's Department of Liquor Control regulates and enforces state and county laws regarding the manufacture, importation, sale and consumption of intoxicating liquors.

Geography

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. [3] 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). Haleakala is a shield volcano located on the eastern side of the island of Maui.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
190026,743
191029,76211.3%
192037,38525.6%
193055,54148.6%
194055,5340.0%
195048,179−13.2%
196042,576−11.6%
197045,9848.0%
198070,84754.1%
1990100,37441.7%
2000128,09427.6%
2010154,83420.9%
Est. 2016165,386 [4]6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790-1960 [6] 1900-1990 [7]
1990-2000 [8] 2010-2016 [1]

As of the 2000 Census, [9] 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 28.90% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 33.01% Asian, 10.72% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 22.24% from two or more 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.

Economy

Top employers

According to the County's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, [10] the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 State of Hawaii 5,982
2 Maui County 2,549
3 TS Restaurants 1,750
4 Grand Wailea Resort & Spa 1,400
5 Fairmont Hotels and Resorts 1,220
6 United States 977
7 Maui Land & Pineapple Company 800
7 Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa 800
8 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 650
9 Hale Makua 501
10 Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 403

Transportation

Airports

Three airports provide air service to the island of Maui:

There are also airports on Maui's smaller adjacent islands:

Major highways

Communities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Maui County vote
by party in presidential elections
[11]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 25.89% 13,446 64.45% 33,480 9.66% 5,019
2012 23.85% 11,602 74.10% 36,052 2.05% 999
2008 21.54% 11,154 76.71% 39,727 1.75% 908
2004 38.34% 18,187 60.73% 28,803 0.93% 440
2000 32.81% 12,876 59.83% 23,484 7.36% 2,888
1996 26.74% 9,323 59.08% 20,600 14.18% 4,944
1992 30.17% 11,151 51.31% 18,962 18.52% 6,845
1988 41.96% 12,944 56.83% 17,532 1.21% 374
1984 52.45% 14,720 46.20% 12,966 1.36% 381
1980 40.23% 10,359 49.22% 12,674 10.56% 2,718
1976 45.78% 10,318 52.89% 11,921 1.33% 299
1972 61.09% 11,618 38.91% 7,399
1968 37.76% 6,401 60.84% 10,313 1.40% 237
1964 21.91% 3,553 78.09% 12,666
1960 54.79% 8,848 45.21% 7,302

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. [12]

Sister cities

Maui County currently has 21 sister cities, including:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ County of Maui CAFR Archived 2015-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "US Election Atlas". Dave Leip. Retrieved 2008-01-11.

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MAUI COUNTY Latitude and Longitude:

20°53′N 156°39′W / 20.883°N 156.650°W / 20.883; -156.650