'Ewa Beach, Hawaii

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ʻEwa Beach (pronounced /ˈɛvə/ in English) is a census-designated place (CDP) located in ʻEwa District and the City & County of Honolulu along the leeward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. As of the 2000 Census, the CDP had a total population of 14,650.

The term "Ewa" means "Stray" in Hawaiian, it comes from the myth that one day the Gods were playing a game of ʻulu maika and while playing one of the "rolling stones" went astray. The Gods called the area where it landed Ewa for the stray ʻulu maika.

Along much of the South Shore of Oʻahu, ʻEwa is a reference to the direction of ʻEwa Beach, roughly westwards along the shore. Related terms are mauka (towards the mountains, roughly northwards), makai (towards the ocean, roughly South), and Diamond Head or Koko Head, roughly eastwards along the shore.

The U.S. postal code for ʻEwa Beach is 96706 .



ʻEwa Beach is located at 21°19'8" North, 158°0'42" West (21.318860, -158.011722)[1]. The main thoroughfare is Fort Weaver Road (State Rte. 76) which runs north (away from the coast) past ʻEwa to Waipahu, connecting there to Farrington Highway (State Rte. 90) and the H-1 freeway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) is water. The total area is 24.06% water, consisting entirely of the Pacific Ocean off the island shore.


As, of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,650 people, 3,305 households, and 2,941 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10,341.4 people per square mile (3,983.4/km²). There were 3,515 housing units at an average density of 2,481.2/sq mi (955.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 11.15% White, 0.66% African American, 0.11% Native American, 49.14% Asian, 10.62% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 27.30% from two or more races. 9.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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