Maui County, Hawaii
|Maui County, Hawaii|
Location in the state of Hawaii
Hawaii's location in the U.S.
2,398.74 sq mi (6,213 km²)
1,159.20 sq mi (3,002 km²)
1,239.54 sq mi (3,210 km²), 51.67%
111/sq mi (43/km²)
|Time zone||Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10|
Maui County, officially County of Maui, is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lānai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini. The latter two islands are uninhabited. As of the 2010 Census the population was 154,834. The county seat is Wailuku.
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 non-partisan 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; however, all voters in Maui County may vote in elections for all nine seats regardless of residence. Members of the County Council are elected on a non-partisan basis to two-year terms (with a limit of five consecutive full terms).
In 1996, Maui County Council v. Thompson et al., 84 Haw. 105, was decided by the Hawai'i Supreme Court holding that the Maui County Charter had created a "strong council" / "weak mayor" form of governance and invalidating actions by former Mayor Linda Lingle hiring special outside counsel without County Council approval.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,398.74 square miles (6,212.7 km2), of which 1,159.20 square miles (3,002.3 km2) (or 48.33%) is land and 1,239.54 square miles (3,210.4 km2) (or 51.67%) is water. The islands that comprise Maui County correspond to the remnants of the ancient landmass of Maui Nui.
Adjacent counties 
- Hawaii County, Hawaii - southeast
- Kalawao County, Hawaiʻi - north
- Honolulu County, Hawaiʻi - northwest
||Honolulu County||Kalawao County|
National protected areas 
|US Census Bureau |
As of the 2000 Census, 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.
Census-designated places 
Unincorporated towns 
Top employers 
According to the County's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the county are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||State of Hawaii||5,982|
|4||Grand Wailea Resort & Spa||1,400|
|5||Fairmont Hotels and Resorts||1,220|
|7||Maui Land & Pineapple Company||800|
|7||Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa||800|
|8||Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts||650|
|10||Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa||403|
Two airports provide scheduled air service to the island of Maui:
Sister cities 
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Maui County currently has 21 sister cities, including:
- - Albi, France
- - Territory of American Samoa
- - Arequipa, Peru
- - Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- - Embo, Scotland, United Kingdom
- - Funchal, Portugal
- - Hachijo Island, Japan
- - Hainan Province, People's Republic of China
- - Hirara, Okinawa, Japan
- - Madrid, Spain
- - Manila, Philippines
- - Pingtung County, Taiwan
- - Puerto Princesa, Philippines
- - Rapa Nui, Chile
- - Quezon City, Philippines
- - San Juan, Philippines
- - San Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
- - Santiago, Ilocos Sur (Philippines)
- - Zambales Province, Philippines
- - Zhongshan City, People's Republic of China
- - Lake Chapala, Guadalajara, Mexico
See also 
- 2010 Maui County Census.pdf
- "Maui County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "US Election Atlas". Dave Leip. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Richard L. Forstall (November 26, 2002). "Hawaii: Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". Population Division, US Bureau of the Census. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- County of Maui CAFR