Māʻalaea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census. Māʻalaea is the site of a small boat harbor, as well as the Maui Ocean Center.
Māʻalaea is located at 20°48′34″N 156°29′27″W / 20.80944°N 156.49083°W / 20.80944; -156.49083 (20.809336, -156.490729).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km), of which 5.4 square miles (14.1 km) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km), or 29.99%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 352 people, 196 households, and 81 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 45 people per square mile (36.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.1% White, 2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 9.7% Asian, 5.4% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.
There were 196 households out of which 3.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.7% were non-families. 51% of all households were single individuals and 42.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.56 and the average family size was 2.15.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 4.5% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 44.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females, there were 114 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,083, and the median income for a family was $101,250. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $72,708 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $53,152. About 2.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.