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Honokaa is a quaint town located on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. It serves as the gateway to the stunning Waipiʻo Valley, offering visitors access to its dramatic scenery and natural beauty. The town is characterized by its charming main street, where you'll find the historic Honokaʻa People's Theatre and a variety of unique shops. With a population of 2,699 as of the 2020 census, Honokaa embodies a strong sense of community and captivates visitors with its picturesque streets and lush surroundings. 

Honokaa, Hawaii, was primarily built due to its association with sugar plantations. The area's history dates back to the establishment of the Honokaa Sugar Plantation in 1876 by Messrs. Siemsen and Marsden. Initially spanning 500 acres, the plantation likely served as a catalyst for the development of the surrounding area, including the town of Honokaa. The town's growth was further facilitated by the establishment of various businesses and amenities, such as John Jose Andrade's building, erected in 1924, which housed the Honokaʻa Cafe, the Andrade Hotel, and a dance hall. This indicates that Honokaa's development was tied to the economic activities driven by the sugar industry, with businesses and infrastructure emerging to support the needs of plantation workers and residents.

Overview for Honokaa, HI

1,933 people live in Honokaa, where the median age is 41.5 and the average individual income is $24,453. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Honokaa, HI

There's plenty to do around Honokaa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Harmoni Foods, Andrades Honokaa Cafe, and Convenience Plus.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.37 miles 53 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.41 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.67 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.86 miles 24 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.61 miles 49 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.41 miles 11 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Honokaa, HI

Honokaa has 605 households, with an average household size of 3.14. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Honokaa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 1,933 people call Honokaa home. The population density is 917.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in Honokaa, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Honokaa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Honokaa High & Intermediate School
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Honokaa Elementary School
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