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.
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 population of Kahului overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kahului, 23.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kahului in 2018 was $30,400, 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 $121,600 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. Important ancestries of people in Kahului include Portuguese, Irish, German, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kahului's cultural character, accounting for 33.56% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kahului is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.