Poipu, Hawaii

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Poʻipū (literally, "crashing waves" in Hawaiian[1]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County on the southern side of the island of Kauaʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The population was 1,075 at the 2000 census. The town features a group of high-end hotels, resorts and one main shopping center.



Poʻipū is located at 21°53′3″N 159°27′51″W / 21.88417°N 159.46417°W / 21.88417; -159.46417 (21.884079, -159.464195)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (11.87%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,075 people, 472 households, and 311 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 437.9 people per square mile (169.4/km²). There were 1,969 housing units at an average density of 802.2/sq mi (310.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.40% White, 0.09% African American, 0.37% Native American, 16.93% Asian, 1.95% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 10.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.19% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.65.

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