Keaau, Hawaii

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Keaau, Hawaii
Keaʻau
Census-designated place
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 19°37′16″N 155°2′30″W / 19.62111°N 155.04167°W / 19.62111; -155.04167Coordinates: 19°37′16″N 155°2′30″W / 19.62111°N 155.04167°W / 19.62111; -155.04167
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,253
 • Density 875/sq mi (337.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
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[edit]

Keaau is on the east side of the island of Hawaii at 19°37′16″N 155°2′30″W / 19.62111°N 155.04167°W / 19.62111; -155.04167 (19.621072, -155.041706).[2] It is bordered to the southwest by Kurtistown. Hilo is 8 miles (13 km) to the north. The junction of Hawaii Route 11 (the Hawaii Belt Road) and Hawaii Route 130 (Keaau-Pahoa Road) is in the northern part of the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.[3]

The Board on Geographic Names officially designated the populated place as Keaʻau in 2003.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2010 Census data[edit]

As of the census[5] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.

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