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My Hawaii: Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii
My Hawaii: Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii
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Kekaha Kauai, Hawaii
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Aloha from Beck's Hybrids in Kekaha, Hawaii!
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High Winter Surf Action Kekaha Beach Kauai Hawaii!!
Published: 2014/01/24
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2nd Ditch-Kekaha, Hawaii
Published: 2012/07/19
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60 seconds in Kekaha, Kauai
60 seconds in Kekaha, Kauai
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BEST HAWAII BEACH KEKAHA KAI Mahaiula #53 Beaches Ocean Waves HD relaxing Kona Coast State Park
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Kauai Kekaha Hawaii MacArthur Park
Kauai Kekaha Hawaii MacArthur Park
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House under $400K on KAUAI!!! 7994 Kekaha Rd, Kekaha,
Published: 2016/07/13
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Surfing Inters (Intahs) - Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii: January 20, 2016
Surfing Inters (Intahs) - Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii: January 20, 2016
Published: 2016/01/23
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Kekaha Beach Park Hawaii
Kekaha Beach Park Hawaii
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Kekaha Beach closed due to apparent shark bite
Kekaha Beach closed due to apparent shark bite
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1 8563 Kaumualii Hwy Kekaha, Hawaii 96752
1 8563 Kaumualii Hwy Kekaha, Hawaii 96752
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Kekaha Beach Park Kauai, Hawaii
Kekaha Beach Park Kauai, Hawaii
Published: 2014/01/19
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8093 Amakihi Pl, Kekaha, HI
Published: 2017/03/04
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Kekaha Beach in Kaua
Kekaha Beach in Kaua'i, Hawaii
Published: 2016/06/03
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Surfing Davidson
Surfing Davidson's (1), Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii
Published: 2007/07/02
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PBS Hawaii - HIKI NŌ Episode 211 | Waimea High School | Kekaha Sugar Mill
PBS Hawaii - HIKI NŌ Episode 211 | Waimea High School | Kekaha Sugar Mill
Published: 2015/06/17
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KEKAHA HAWAII
Published: 2016/07/27
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Kekaha Real Estate Kauai | 4584 Aukuu Road Kekaha, Hawaii 96752
Kekaha Real Estate Kauai | 4584 Aukuu Road Kekaha, Hawaii 96752
Published: 2014/04/03
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WWVH Kekaha, Hawaii Shortwave Time Station
WWVH Kekaha, Hawaii Shortwave Time Station
Published: 2015/03/01
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Kauai Beaches: Kekaha Beach, Hawaii
Kauai Beaches: Kekaha Beach, Hawaii
Published: 2010/07/28
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drive to Makaha Ridge Rd, Kekaha, HI
drive to Makaha Ridge Rd, Kekaha, HI
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Best Solar Power (Energy Panels) Installation Company in Kekaha Hawaii HI
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4 de julio 2016 Kekaha hawaii ,chuy de León Guanajuato , san jose el alto , privada fatima
Published: 2016/07/05
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Kekaha Beach Kauai Hawaii - Universe piano solo by Christopher Boscole
Kekaha Beach Kauai Hawaii - Universe piano solo by Christopher Boscole
Published: 2016/11/25
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Kekaha Kai State Park, Hawaii: Black Sand Bango
Kekaha Kai State Park, Hawaii: Black Sand Bango
Published: 2012/10/05
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YWAM Kauai (Hawaii): Kekaha Day
YWAM Kauai (Hawaii): Kekaha Day
Published: 2016/07/28
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8224 Unit A Kekaha, HI
8224 Unit A Kekaha, HI
Published: 2014/09/17
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Sport Cars For Sale Kekaha Hawaii
Sport Cars For Sale Kekaha Hawaii
Published: 2016/09/24
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"Pond"  Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii
"Pond" Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii
Published: 2007/06/06
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IVC Filter Lawsuit Kekaha HI | 844-851-3518 | Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit Hawaii
IVC Filter Lawsuit Kekaha HI | 844-851-3518 | Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit Hawaii
Published: 2016/09/14
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Used Maserati For Sale Kekaha Hawaii
Used Maserati For Sale Kekaha Hawaii
Published: 2016/10/12
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How to Say or Pronounce USA Cities — Kekaha, Hawaii
How to Say or Pronounce USA Cities — Kekaha, Hawaii
Published: 2013/11/13
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Christmas house Kekaha Hi.
Christmas house Kekaha Hi.
Published: 2012/01/15
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Kekaha Beach
Kekaha Beach
Published: 2016/01/14
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4534 Akeke Road Kekaha, HI
4534 Akeke Road Kekaha, HI
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: Kelly Liberatore
Kauai Beaches: MacArthur Park Kekaha Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai Beaches: MacArthur Park Kekaha Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Published: 2011/01/03
Channel: Jamie Friedman
Surfing Davidson
Surfing Davidson's (3) - Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii - 5/25/09
Published: 2009/05/26
Channel: Oosh Ball
How to Say or Pronounce USA Cities — Kekaha, Hawaii
How to Say or Pronounce USA Cities — Kekaha, Hawaii
Published: 2014/05/09
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Kekaha Mill
Kekaha Mill
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: John Ancheta
Kekaha Sunset Cottage
Kekaha Sunset Cottage
Published: 2010/03/13
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Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii rewind
Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii rewind
Published: 2017/12/24
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xarelto lawyer 844-402-3117 Kekaha HI
Published: 2016/09/05
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PBS Hawaii - HIKI NŌ Episode 202 | Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School | Kekaha Beach Erosion
PBS Hawaii - HIKI NŌ Episode 202 | Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School | Kekaha Beach Erosion
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: PBSHawaiiorg
Kekaha Kai Kona Kohala Hawaii
Kekaha Kai Kona Kohala Hawaii
Published: 2009/04/29
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Home Security Contractor Kekaha Hi Burglar Alarm Installation
Home Security Contractor Kekaha Hi Burglar Alarm Installation
Published: 2014/09/29
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New Years Eve 2010 Kekaha, Kauai
New Years Eve 2010 Kekaha, Kauai
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Kekaha, Hawaii
Census-designated place
aerial view of Kekaha
aerial view of Kekaha
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°58′18″N 159°42′59″W / 21.97167°N 159.71639°W / 21.97167; -159.71639Coordinates: 21°58′18″N 159°42′59″W / 21.97167°N 159.71639°W / 21.97167; -159.71639
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Kauai
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,537
 • Density 3,178.2/sq mi (1,227.1/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP code 96752
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-35600
GNIS feature ID 0361086

Kekaha (literally, "the place" in Hawaiian[1]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 3,537 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Kekaha Sugar Mill

For most of the 20th century, the Kekaha Sugar Mill was the centerpiece of agriculture on Kauaʻi's west side. The sugar mill had a major influence in Kekaha's development, including banking, employment, transportation, housing and utilities such as water and electricity. The mill employed several generations of local families. It closed in 2000 when the entire sugar industry in Hawaiʻi collapsed. The mill was purchased in 2005 by mainland investors who sold off its heavy machinery to other mills as far away as Africa.

Hawaiʻi's first (and only) train robbery occurred here in February 1920, when a masked gunman stopped a slow-moving sugar train and escaped with the locomotive and $11,000 taken from the labor paymaster on board. Police recovered the money in a swamp near the home of a local fisherman, whose suspicious behavior soon resulted in his arrest and conviction. The fisherman was a big fan of Western movies, and was thought to have been inspired by some of the films he had seen.

Geography[edit]

Kekaha is located at 21°58′18″N 159°42′59″W / 21.97167°N 159.71639°W / 21.97167; -159.71639 (21.971690, -159.716290).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (18.03%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,175 people, 1,073 households, and 799 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,178.2 people per square mile (1,225.9/km²). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 1,163.2 per square mile (448.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 15.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 43.6% Asian, 12.4% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 26.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.

There were 1,073 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,103, and the median income for a family was $48,629. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $26,739 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,117. About 10.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Items of interest[edit]

Kekaha Beach at sunset

Located near Kekaha is the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). Within PMRF's property is located WWVH, the U.S.'s Pacific-region short-wave station operated by NIST broadcasting time signals from an atomic clock. The station also broadcasts weather alerts for portions of the Pacific Ocean. Kekaha Beach Park offers splendid views of Niʻihau, Hawaiʻi's Forbidden Island.

Communications[edit]

Circa 1962, the Army Radio Station a few miles west of Kekaha provided ionospheric and tropospheric scatter communications as part of a line of stations from California to Vietnam, sending TTY traffic back and forth during the Vietnam War.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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