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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Lahaina is a town in Hawaii with a population of 13,223. Lahaina is in Maui County. Living in Lahaina offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lahaina there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lahaina and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$609,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,267
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Lahaina Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Lahaina

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,946
National
$55,322
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Lahaina Reviews

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Lahaina is a fantastic historic little town with a very mixed community . Its residents are as varied as the fishes in the sea . Living in Lahaina is easy and hard at the same time . Its a tourist based economy with a relatively transient population. Lahaina culture is varied due to Hawaiis cultural diversity and Lahaina town reflects this quite well in an eclectic manner; Lahainas Frontstreet that runs along the shoreline , is mostly historic wood bulidings that house anything from icecream shops to museums and art galleries. The surrounding neighbourhoods is a mix of multimillion dollar homes and little plantation style shacks as well as condos and hotels .
Lahaina sits tucked below the West Maui Mountains and ones used to be a port for whaling vessels . Lahaina sports the oldest highschool west of The Rockies and also remnants of plantation days in sugar cane and pineapple .
Life is simpler here .
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Lahaina is a great community but since there are multiple hotels there are many tourists. The community gives you a family feel and although it is a a far drive from big stores like target and walmart it is worth the drive. Lahainaluna high school is a great school and are amazing at sports like softball, basketball and especially football who are recently 4peat champions in the state of Hawaii.
Lahaina is such a close knit town. Everyone knows everyone and everyone carries aloha with them. This past year, we had a HUGE fire during hurricane season. We expected rain but all we got was wind which fueled the fire. The whole Lahaina town raised over $150K to donate money to those who lost their houses. On top of that, they held several donation centers to provide for the people without homes.