Koloa, Hawaii

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Kōloa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 1,942 at the 2000 census. Kōloa is often incorrectly translated as native duck, which is the correct translation for the similar-looking koloa (without the macron).[1] Kōloa has no known translation.[2]



Kōloa is located at 21°54′26″N 159°27′57″W / 21.90722°N 159.46583°W / 21.90722; -159.46583 (21.907137, -159.465877).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,942 people, 693 households, and 507 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,629.5 people per square mile (630.1/km²). There were 748 housing units at an average density of 627.6/sq mi (242.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.24% White, 0.36% African American, 0.26% Native American, 43.77% Asian, 7.78% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 26.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.38% of the population.

There were 693 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.25.

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