Haleiwa, Hawaii

Hale'iwa is a North Shore community in the Waialua District on the Island of O'ahu, City & County of Honolulu. In Hawaiian, hale 'iwa means "'iwa house"; the 'iwa is a Frigate bird. As of the 2000 Census, the town had a total population of 2,225, and is the largest commercial center on the North Shore.

Hale'iwa is located on Waialua Bay, the mouth of Anahulu Stream (also as Anahulu River). A small boat harbor is located here, and the shore of the bay is surrounded by Hale'iwa Beach Bark (north side) and Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park (south side). Further west from the center of town is Kaiaka State Recreation Area on Kiaka Point beside Kaiaka Bay.

The U.S. postal code for Hale'iwa, including Kawailoa, is 96712


Hale'iwa is located at 21°35'24" North, 158°6'50" West (21.590050, -158.113928)1, southwest along Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83) from Pūpūkea. At Hale'iwa, Kamehameha Highway becomes State Rte. 99 (at the traffic circle known as Weed Junction), which runs eastward up across the O'ahu central plateau to Wahiawa. A new bypass route (Joseph P. Leong Highway) avoids both the traffic circle and Hale'iwa, extending State Rte 99 to just north of Hale'iwa town. Hale'iwa Road (State Rte. 821) and both Kaukonahua Road (State Rte. 830) and Waialua Beach Road (State Rte. 82) from Weed Junction go south and southwest into Waialua across Paukauila Stream.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.6 km² (2.5 mi²). 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 28.06% water.


As of the 2000 Census, there were 2,225 people, 770 households, and 525 families residing in the town. The population density was then 469.4/km² (1,218.1/mi²). There were 867 housing units at an average density of 182.9/km² (474.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 24.63% White, 0.49% African American, 0.31% Native American, 28.85% Asian, 9.98% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 34.92% from two or more races. 10.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 770 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,643, and the median income for a family was $48,553. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $25,163 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,504. 17.6% of the population and 15.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.2% were under the age of 18 and 6.7% were 65 or older.

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