Hauʻula, Hawaii

Coordinates: 21°36′50″N 157°54′49″W / 21.61389°N 157.91361°W / 21.61389; -157.91361
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Hauʻula
Hauula
Hauʻula Elementary
Hauʻula Elementary
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°36′50″N 157°54′49″W / 21.61389°N 157.91361°W / 21.61389; -157.91361
CountryUnited States
StateHawaii
Area
 • Total1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Land1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,018
 • Density3,469.78/sq mi (1,340.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
ZIP code
96717
Area code808
FIPS code15-12400
GNIS feature ID0359116

Hauʻula (Hawaiian pronunciation: [hɐwˈʔulə]) is a census-designated place and rural community in the Koʻolauloa District on the island of Oʻahu, City & County of Honolulu. In Hawaiian, hauʻula means "red hau" (hau is a type of tree: Hibiscus tiliaceus). There is a small commercial center. As of the 2020 census, the CDP population was 4,018.

A fringing reef extends off the shoreline. There are several beaches and beach parks in Hauʻula, including Hauʻula Beach Park, ʻAukai Beach Park, Kokololio Beach Park, and Mahakea Beach. Sugarcane was once grown along the narrow coastal plain inland from the highway.

The U.S. postal code for Hauʻula is 96717. There is a two-bay fire station located on Kamehameha Highway.

Geography[edit]

Hauʻula is located at 21°36′50″N 157°54′49″W / 21.61389°N 157.91361°W / 21.61389; -157.91361 (21.613850, -157.913543).[2] The town is located north of Punaluʻu and south of Lāʻie along Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hauʻula has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2). 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) of it is land, and 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2) of it, or 40.56%, is water, referring to a part of the Pacific Ocean included in the census tract.[3]

There are also hiking trails in Hauʻula. The 2.5 mile Hauʻula Loop trail that wraps along the side of the mountain, providing views of the coast and protecting reef.[4] The trail head is also shared with the Ma'akau Gulch and the Ma'akau Ridge hikes.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hauʻula, Hawaii, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1999–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 87
(31)
87
(31)
88
(31)
87
(31)
89
(32)
86
(30)
88
(31)
88
(31)
90
(32)
89
(32)
88
(31)
86
(30)
90
(32)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 78.7
(25.9)
78.5
(25.8)
78.4
(25.8)
79.7
(26.5)
81.7
(27.6)
82.9
(28.3)
84.1
(28.9)
84.5
(29.2)
85.0
(29.4)
83.9
(28.8)
81.2
(27.3)
79.7
(26.5)
81.5
(27.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 72.5
(22.5)
72.7
(22.6)
72.8
(22.7)
74.6
(23.7)
76.0
(24.4)
78.2
(25.7)
79.0
(26.1)
79.7
(26.5)
79.8
(26.6)
78.7
(25.9)
76.4
(24.7)
73.9
(23.3)
76.2
(24.6)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 66.2
(19.0)
66.8
(19.3)
67.1
(19.5)
69.4
(20.8)
70.3
(21.3)
73.4
(23.0)
73.9
(23.3)
74.9
(23.8)
74.5
(23.6)
73.5
(23.1)
71.5
(21.9)
68.1
(20.1)
70.8
(21.6)
Record low °F (°C) 52
(11)
55
(13)
57
(14)
56
(13)
61
(16)
61
(16)
65
(18)
68
(20)
65
(18)
61
(16)
53
(12)
56
(13)
52
(11)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.54
(115)
5.31
(135)
5.55
(141)
3.57
(91)
3.35
(85)
2.47
(63)
3.27
(83)
3.25
(83)
3.78
(96)
3.82
(97)
5.97
(152)
5.90
(150)
50.78
(1,291)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 16.4 15.6 19.0 19.4 18.5 19.7 23.3 21.9 19.7 21.3 21.3 21.3 237.4
Source 1: NOAA[6]
Source 2: National Weather Service[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
20204,018
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census of 2020, there were 4,018 people and 789 households residing in the CDP.[9] The racial makeup of the CDP was 16.82% White, 0.77% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.72% Asian, 37.44% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 37.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.81% of the population. In 2010 the population density was 605.9 inhabitants per square mile (233.9/km2). There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 169.3 per square mile (65.4/km2).[10]

Education[edit]

Hawaii Department of Education operates public schools. Hauula Elementary School is in the CDP.[11] Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Campus offers private education from kindergarten to 12th grade, with boarding option from 5th grade onwards.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hauula CDP, Hawaii". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hau'ula Loop Trail". Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  5. ^ "Hauula Trail system" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  6. ^ "U.S. Climate Normals Quick Access – Station: Kapaka Farm 904.1, HI". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  7. ^ "NOAA Online Weather Data – NWS Honolulu". National Weather Service. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Hawaii DOE | Hau'ula Elementary". www.hawaiipublicschools.org. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  12. ^ "Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Campus". Retrieved 2018-07-05.