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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Wailuku is a town in Hawaii with a population of 16,179. Wailuku is in Maui County. Living in Wailuku offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wailuku there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wailuku and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$463,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Wailuku 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,453
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I very much enjoy the atmosphere and closeness of Wailuku. I have lived here for over 12 years and I would have to say that it is truly a great place to live. I really like how, geographically, Wailuku is just about center to most places on the island, if you want to go into town, it's right around the corner, if you want to go to the beach, it's 10-15 minute drive, if you need to get groceries, the stores are plentiful. I also really like the coolness of Wailuku, there is almost a constant subtle breeze, and it makes for a very relaxing and calming day, no matter what you are doing.
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Along with my 7 years young son and I we reside on the beautiful hawaiian island Maui. Wailuku is where we call Maui our home. Wailuku Maui is a quiet, family friendly neighborhood. My child is able to enjoy the outdoors within our neighborhood knowing he is safe. We walk to parks in our neighborhood, enjoying the birds chirping beautifully as our Neighbors wave hello from their yard as they water their beautiful lawn. I had moved here from Honolulu, Oahu almost 10 years now. Being here I have noticed many changes on this beautiful island. There's been an increase in job opportunities, however there's also an increase in population here. There's been new schools being built, however there's also buildings being tore down, sugar cane fields being mulled over due to the closure of one our long time last standing sugar mill. Change is not always easy to assimilate and adapt to, however Change could be a positive outcome for this beautiful island Maui.
Being in between Maui, Wailuku is very accommodating in commute time. The town is surrounded by amazing mom & pop, and local restaurants - Sam Sato's, Tasty Crust, Wailuku Coffee Company, Farmacy, the list can go on. Although I did not grow up in Wailuku, whenever I visit back home, this is the town that I stay in. It is convenient for shopping, eating, and driving to other towns. I would probably change the substance abuse problems.