Pakala Village, Hawaii

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Pākalā Village (literally, "the sun shines" in Hawaiian[1]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 478 at the 2000 census.

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History

Pākalā Village is also called Pakala Camp, named for the temporary living quarters of plantation workers.). Pakala Camp consisted of employee and retiree housing for workers at the Gay & Robinson sugar plantation in the ahupuaʻa of Makaweli, the last remaining sugar plantation on Kauai.[2] The plantation was managed by the Robinson family of Kauai and Niihau, who first arrived in Hawaii in 1863.

Geography

Pākalā Village is located at 21°56′36″N 159°38′52″W / 21.94333°N 159.64778°W / 21.94333; -159.64778 (21.943221, -159.647658)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (10.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 478 people, 150 households, and 121 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 204.7 people per square mile (78.9/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 73.6/sq mi (28.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 14.02% White, 0.21% African American, 37.45% Asian, 26.36% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 21.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.

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