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Survey offers glimpse into life on Maui

September 26, 2013
Maui Weekly

The Maui News - The typical Maui County family earns $71,311 annually, consists of 3.64 people and spends about 21 minutes traveling to work, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey released last week. In the report for 2012, Maui County had an estimated population of 155,283 with 52,120 households. An estimated 7,000 grandparents lived with their grandchildren under age 18, and 15.4 percent of them were responsible for their grandchildren.

The number of men and women 15 years and older was nearly identical--64,282 men and 64,260 women. Of the men, 52 percent were in a marriage, 35.5 percent were never married and 10.8 percent were divorced. For women, 49.4 percent were in a marriage, 25.8 percent were never married and 13.1 percent were divorced.

An estimated 2,503 women between age 15 and 50 gave birth within the previous 12 months, and 42.9 percent of those women were unmarried, either widowed, divorced or never married.

The median family income was $71,311 annually with the largest percentages of families earning $50,000 to $74,999 (19.3 percent), $75,000 to $99,999 (16.6 percent) and $100,000 to $149,999 (18.4 percent).

The report also showed nearly 8,000 households, or 15.2 percent, receiving food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, in the previous year. The percentage of people whose income fell below the poverty level was 8.6 percent.

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