Kihei, Hawaii

According to electronicsmatter, Kihei, Hawaii is a charming seaside town located on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is well known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, which make it a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and other beach activities. The town is also home to a number of great restaurants and bars, offering an array of delicious local cuisine.

Kihei is located along the south shore of Maui, just north of the popular tourist destination Wailea. The area has been settled since ancient times and was once an important fishing village for native Hawaiians. Today it has grown into one of the island’s most popular tourist destinations with plenty to see and do.

According to foodezine, the main attraction in Kihei are its beaches; from Kamaole Beach Park to Kalama Park there are plenty of places to relax on the sand or take a dip in the ocean. Many beaches offer amenities such as restrooms, showers and lifeguards for added safety. There are also several great spots for surfing with waves suitable for all levels. For those looking to explore beneath the surface there are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving around Kihei’s many reefs that teem with colorful marine life.

When you’re ready to take a break from all that sunbathing and swimming you can explore some of Kihei’s other attractions such as shops selling locally made products including jewelry, clothing, souvenirs and artworks; museums showcasing Hawaiian culture; or cultural sites like ancient temples or petroglyphs (ancient carvings). There are also several golf courses around Kihei offering stunning views over the ocean while you play 18 holes.

No visit to Kihei would be complete without sampling some delicious food! From seafood dishes like mahi-mahi tacos to Hawaiian specialties like kalua pig or laulau (pork wrapped in taro leaves), there’s something here for every palate. Many restaurants serve up meals with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms or caught right off the coast – perfect for enjoying al fresco dining with beautiful views over Maui’s south shoreline!

Kihei offers something special that can be found nowhere else – an authentic taste of Hawaii that will stay with you long after your visit has ended! Whether you’re looking for adventure on land or sea, relaxation on beautiful beaches, or simply time spent enjoying local culture – Kihei has it all.

Population: 16,749
Males: 8,502 (50.8%), Females: 8,247 (49.2%)

Maui County

Zip code: 96753

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $46,215
Median house value: $247,200

Races in Kihei:

  • White Non-Hispanic (45.2%)
  • Filipino (17.5%)
  • Two or more races (16.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (7.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.5%)
  • Japanese (3.7%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Other Asian (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.8%), Irish (10.6%), English (7.9%), Italian (4.6%), Portuguese (3.6%), French (3.1%).

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

Kihei, Hawaii


For population 25 years and over in Kihei

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kihei CDP

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

19.6% Foreign born (14.1% Asia).


Hospitals/medical centers near Kihei:

  • KULA HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; KULA, HI)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kihei:

  • KAHULUI (about 9 miles; KAHULUI, HI; Abbreviation: OGG)
  • KAPALUA (about 20 miles; LAHAINA, HI; Abbreviation: JHM)
  • LANAI (about 35 miles; LANAI CITY, HI; Abbreviation: LNY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Kihei:

  • HANA (about 32 miles; HANA, HI; Abbreviation: HNM)
  • KALAUPAPA (about 47 miles; KALAUPAPA, HI; Abbreviation: LUP)
  • MOLOKAI (about 51 miles; KAUNAKAKAI, HI; Abbreviation: MKK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kihei:

  • KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 100 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 4,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 102 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 104 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 105 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 114 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO (about 119 miles; HILO, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 119 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)


Public high school in Kihei:

  • KIHEI PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 300 OHUKAI ROAD, #214; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Kihei:

  • KIHEI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 841; Location: 250 EAST LIPOA STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 764; Location: 250-A EAST LIPOA STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KAMALII ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 751; Location: 180 KEALII ALANUI; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle school in Kihei:

  • MONTESSORI HALE O KEIKI INC (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 2348; Grades: KG – 3)