Maui's Unique Community
Maui is so unique because of its people. Carrying the spirit of Hawaii through Aloha, you will find this islands residents to be some of the most friendly and welcoming people you have ever met. The ethnic diversity makes the people of Maui even more unique and has encouraged the growth of true community.
Maui Nui (Maui County) also includes the populated islands of Lanai and Molokai as well as the uninhabited island of Kaho`olawe. Today, Maui Nui is permanent home to around 150,000 individuals – or roughly 10% of the state’s total population. Currently Caucasians are the largest ethnic group accounting for 40% of Maui’s population with Filipinos, Japanese and Hawaiians as the next largest ethnic groups. Maui is truly a multi-cultural microcosm with many of its local residents claiming ancestry to one or more immigrant groups including Chinese, Portuguese, Samoan, Tongan, Korean, Puerto Rican, African American and Okinawan.