Pukalani is a census-designated place located in Maui County, Hawaii. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 7,380. Pukalani is Hawaiian for “hole (puka) in the sky (lani)” and is named this because Haleakala volcano, on whose western slope Pukalani is located, creates a unique weather pattern opening blue sky above the town. The general volcano-slope region, including nearby Makawao and Kula, is referred to as “upcountry” by the locals, and is one of the three major population centers on Maui, the other two being Kahului and Kihei, both of which are at sea level.

Pukalani is located at 20°50’24” North, 156°20’38” West (20.840039, -156.343808)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.4 km² (4.4 mi²). 11.4 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,380 people, 2,439 households, and 1,904 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 644.7/km² (1,671.1/mi²). There are 2,522 housing units at an average density of 220.3/km² (571.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 33.97% White, 0.41% African American, 0.23% Native American, 28.04% Asian, 7.38% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 28.97% from two or more races. 9.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,439 households out of which 40.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% are married couples living together, 12.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% are non-families. 14.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 3.31.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $62,778, and the median income for a family is $65,087. Males have a median income of $39,128 versus $29,107 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $23,662. 6.4% of the population and 4.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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