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Kapaau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, at the northern tip of the big island of Hawaii. The population was 1,734 at the 2010 census, up from 1,159 at the 2000 census. It is celebrated as the birthplace of Kamehameha I.GeographyKapaau is located at in the North Kohala District of Hawaii County. It is bordered to the east by Halaula, and Hawi is 2mi to the west. Hawaii Route 270 is the main road through the community.According to the United States Census Bureau, the Kapaau CDP has a total area of 7.4km2, of which 6933sqm, or 0.09%, are water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,159 people, 405 households, and 270 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 536.1 people per square mile (207.2/km²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 204.9 per square mile (79.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 23.47% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, 27.44% Asian, 9.32% Pacific Islander, 1.73% from other races, and 37.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.65% of the population. Kapaau is in Island of Hawaii. Use our United States road trip website to arrange the details of your trip to Kapaau and other destinations.
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