Koloa Kauai


The CDP or census-designated place of Kōloa, Hawai’i is located on the island of Kaua’i and is a part of the county of Kaua’i. Located on the islands southern shoreline the community spans 1.2 square miles. There is some debate about the meaning of the communities name, some have said it translates to native duck, but that is the meaning of koloa without the macron accent mark. According to others the name comes from Pali-o-kō-loa, which is a steep rock in the Waikomo stream. No matter where the name originates from, the community is an island paradise full of small town charm, old-fashioned store fronts and unique shopping opportunities. The community annually holds the Koloa Plantation Days Celebration to remember the areas plantation history.

The beginning of the sugar industry on the islands began at Kōloa when the first successful sugar plantation and mill began production there in 1835. This first plantation became part of the Grove Farm in about 1948. The emergence of the sugar industry led to a boom in immigration to the area that led to the multi-cultural nature of the islands that we see today. Places of interest in the area include that famous first sugar mill, which is now known as the Old Sugar Mill as well as Poipu Bay Golf Course, which has served as the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for many years. Visitors often wish to explore Saint Raphael Catholic Church, which the oldest Catholic Church on the island. And last and perhaps sweetest, there is Lappert’s Ice Cream Store, Kaua’i’s original ice-cream shop, which still makes all of its ice-cream fresh daily.[sws_pullquote_right]

the community is an island paradise full of small town charm, old-fashioned store fronts and unique shopping opportunities.


According to the United States Census of 2000, Kōloa was home to 1,942 residents spread over 693 households giving the community a population density of, 629.5 people per square mile. According to the same census, the median household income in the CDP was $34,786 and the median family income was $43,393. Homes for sale in Kōloa range from small starter homes up through just a few luxury properties. However, the majority of homes in the area are modest in size and price. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums and more. Friendly local real estate agents await to assist you in your quest for the perfect island home. Whether you are searching for a summer getaway, a bachelor pad or a family home for years to come, Kōloa has the home for you.

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        Number of households 1,981
        Household Avg. Income 99,678
        Avg. year dwelling build 1979
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        Population 2,258
        Population Density 232
        Median Age 43
        Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $720,599
        Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 18 years
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