Kahalu'u, Hawai'i

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Kahaluu (English pronunciation: /ˌkɑːhəˈluːʔuː/, Hawaiian pronunciation: [ˈkɐhɐˈluʔu]) is a residential community and census-designated place (CDP) in the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, in the District of Koolaupoko on the island of Oahu. In Hawaiian ka haluʻu means literally "diving place". As of the 2000 Census, the CDP had a total population of 2,935.

At Kahaluu, visitors to the windward side travelling via the Pali Highway, H-3, or Likelike Highway first encounter the ocean (actually Kaneohe Bay) close beside the highway (Kamehameha Highway or State Rte. 83). Kahaluu is a mostly rural area slowly transforming into a denser residential community.

The U.S. postal code for Kahaluu is 96744.

Geography

Kahaluu is located at 21°27′40″N 157°50′28″W / 21.46111°N 157.84111°W / 21.46111; -157.84111 (21.461146, -157.841155).[1] It is directly adjacent to Ahuimanu to the south and Waiahole to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 46.49% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000,[2] there were 2,935 people, 927 households, and 716 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,410.8 people per square mile (928.9/km²). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 805.0/sq mi (310.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 26.85% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 22.18% Asian, 17.51% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 32.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.81% of the population.

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