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Keaau, Hawaii


Keaau, Hawaii

Keaau, Hawaii
Census-designated place
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,253
 • Density 901.2/sq mi (352.0/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP code 96749
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-32900
GNIS feature ID 0360892

Keaau (also written as Keaʻau) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States located in the District of Puna. The population was 2,010 at the 2000 census. The population increased by 12.1% to 2,253 at the 2010 census.[1]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 Census data 2.1
  • Points of interest 3
  • References 4


Keaau is located at (19.621072, -155.041706).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of it land.

The Board on Geographic Names officially designated the populated place as Keaʻau in 2003.[3]


2010 Census data

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 2,253 people in 701 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 901.2 people per square mile (352.0/km²). There were 757 housing units at an average density of 302.8 per square mile (118.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 12.38% White, 0.22% African American, 0.18% American Indian & Alaska Native, 52.02% Asian, 7.50% Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 27.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.74% of the population.[5]

There were 701 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 3.21.[6]

In the Keaau CDP the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 9.6% from 25 to 34, 19.6 from 35 to 49, 20.4% from 50 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 males there were 100.4 females.[7]

The median income for a household in the CDP at the 2000 census was $39,722, and the median income for a family in 2000 was $43,347. Males had a median income in 2000 of $27,344 versus $23,287 for females. The per capita income for the CDP in 2000 was $14,657. About 9.6% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest


  1. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Keaau CDP
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ cf. auʻU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kea
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Keaau CDP
  6. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Keaau CDP
  7. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Keaau CDP
  8. ^ "Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory & Visitors Center". on GoHawaii.Com official state tourism web site.  
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