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Makawao is in Maui County, in the Kahului-Wailuku metro area.
The community name means "forest beginning."
The latitude of Makawao is 20.856N. The longitude is -156.313W.It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 1,578 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,327.
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8% of Makawao residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Makawao ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Makawao was $18,776, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Makawao residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Makawao, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $765. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,505.
Libraries in Makawao include Makawao Public Library ... View libraries
Maui County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Makawao political report.
The average commute time for Makawao workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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