Hau'ula, Hawaii

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Hauʻula is a census-designated place and rural community in the Koʻolauloa District on the Island of Oʻahu, City & County of Honolulu. In Hawaiian, hauʻula means "red hau" (hau is a type of tree: Hibiscus tiliaceus). There is a small commercial center. As of the 2000 Census, the CDP population was 3,651.

A fringing reef extends off the shoreline. There are several beaches and beach parks in Hauʻula, including Hauʻula Beach Park, ʻAukai Beach Park, Kākela Beach Park, and Mahakea Beach. Sugarcane was once grown along the narrow coastal plain inland from the highway.

The U.S. postal code for Hauʻula is 96717.

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Geography

Hauʻula is located at 21°36′50″N 157°54′49″W / 21.61389°N 157.91361°W / 21.61389; -157.91361 (21.613850, -157.913543)[1]. The town is located north of Punaluʻu and south of ʻie along Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hauʻula had a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²). 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it was water. The total area was 11.58% water, referring to some part of the Pacific Ocean included (for unknown reasons) in the census tract.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,651 people, 891 households, and 734 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 605.9 people per square mile (233.8/km²). There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 169.3/sq mi (65.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 16.82% White, 0.77% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.72% Asian, 37.44% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 37.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.81% of the population.

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