Kaneohe, Hawaii

Kāneʻohe is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawaiʻi state District of Koʻolaupoko on the island of Oʻahu. In the Hawaiian language, kāne ʻohe means "bamboo man". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kāneʻohe or "Bamboo man". The population was 34,597 at the 2010 census.[1] Kāneʻohe is the largest of several communities along Kāneʻohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oʻahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.

From ancient times, Kāneʻohe was important as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance of rainfall. Today, Kāneʻohe is mostly a residential community, with very little agriculture in evidence. The only commercial crop of any consequence in the area is banana.

Features of note are Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawaiʻi National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kāneʻohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby Heʻeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road. Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end of Kāneʻohe Bay from the central part of Kāneʻohe, although the town stretches along Kāneʻohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter.

The ZIP code for Kaneohe is 96744.

There are three golf courses in Kāneʻohe: Pali Golf Course (public), Koʻolau Golf Club (privately owned but open to the public), and Bayview Golf Park (privately owned but open to the public).

View from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout of Kaneʻohe
View from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout of Kaneʻohe
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Kaneohe is located in Hawaii
Location in Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W / 21.40917°N 157.79917°WCoordinates: 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W / 21.40917°N 157.79917°W
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Honolulu
 • Total8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
 • Land6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
92 ft (28 m)
 • Total34,597
 • Density4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zoneUTC−10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
ZIP code
Area code(s)808, 901
FIPS code15-28250
GNIS feature ID0360391
Kaneohe HI World Wind
Geographic oblique, view southwesterly toward Kāneʻohe from MCB Hawaii as captured from NASA World Wind


Kaneohe is located at 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W / 21.40917°N 157.79917°W (21.409200, -157.799084).[2] Nearby towns include Kailua to the east, reached either by Kāneʻohe Bay Drive (State Rte. 630) or Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83), the former also providing a connection to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and the latter connecting to Interstate H-3 and (at Castle Junction) Pali Highway (State Rte. 61) to Honolulu. Likelike Highway (State Rte. 63) runs southwest over and through the Koʻolau to Honolulu. Likelike provides connections to Kahekili Highway and Heʻeia, and H-3 southbound to Hālawa. The first three exits on the windward side of Interstate H-3 east (north) bound access Kāneʻohe. Following Kamehameha Highway northward from Kāneʻohe (State Rte. 830) leads through Heʻeia to Heʻeia Kea.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2), of which 6.6 square miles (17 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) is water. The total area is 22.80% water, consisting of a portion of Kāneʻohe Bay included in the census tract.


Kaneohe has a tropical savanna climate.


As of the 2000 Census, there were 34,970 people, 10,976 households, and 8,682 families residing in Kāneʻohe. The population density was 5,320.7 people per square mile (2,055.1/km²). There were 11,472 housing units at an average density of 1,745.5 per square mile (674.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.49% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 38.48% Asian, 11.44% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 27.90% from two or more races. 7.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,976 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size is 3.48.

The population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in Kāneʻohe in 2000 was $66,006, and the median income for a family was $71,316. Males had a median income of $40,389 versus $31,504 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,476. 6.1% of the population and 4.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Government and infrastructure

The Honolulu Police Department operates the Kaneohe Substation in Kaneohe.[4]


The Hawaii Department of Education operates the public schools.

Elementary schools in Kaneohe CDP include Heʻeia, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Kāneʻohe, Waiāhole, Pūʻōhala, Kahalu'u, and ʻĀhuimanu. Intermediate schools in Kaneohe include S. W. King Intermediate school. High schools in Kaneohe are James B. Castle High School CDP.[5]

Also within the boundaries of Kaneohe CDP are the Hakipuʻu Learning Center, a public charter school for grades 7 through 12, and four private schools: Koʻolau Baptist Academy, St Ann’s, St Mark Lutheran School, and Windward Nazarene Academy.

Windward Community College, part of the state college system, is located on the south side of central Kāneʻohe. Hawaiʻi Pacific University operates its Windward Hawaiʻi Loa campus on Kamehameha Highway near Castle Junction.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Kaneohe CDP, Hawaii". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "WRCC". Desert Research Institute. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  4. ^ "Contacting HPD Archived 2010-05-31 at the Wayback Machine." Honolulu Police Department. Retrieved on May 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "Kaneohe CDP, Hawaii Archived 2011-11-20 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  6. ^ Wu, Nina (2014-08-06). "Aloha Dalire, first Miss Aloha Hula, dies at age 64". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  7. ^ "Carlos Diaz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "American Songbook Ann Harada" (PDF). Lincoln Center. 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2019-03-11.

External links

1980 Senior League World Series

The 1980 Senior League World Series took place from August 18–23 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Pingtung, Taiwan defeated Kaneohe, Hawaii in the championship game. It was Taiwan's ninth straight championship.

Channel 41 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 41 in the United States:

K41AE-D in Grand Junction, Colorado

K41AH-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K41BW-D in New Mobeetie, Texas

K41BZ-D in Dolan Springs, Arizona

K41CA-D in Tulia, Texas

K41DD-D in Des Moines, Iowa

K41DM-D in Fruitland, Utah

K41DU-D in Parlin, Colorado

K41EB-D in Garfield County, Utah

K41EO-D in Crouch/Garden Valley, Idaho

K41EQ-D in Texarkana, Texas

K41EV-D in Akron, Colorado

K41FT-D in Kingman, Arizona

K41FZ-D in Koosharem, Utah

K41GE-D in Cedar City, Utah

K41GI-D in Imlay, Nevada

K41GQ-D in Logan, Utah

K41GS-D in Summit County, Utah

K41HH-D in Austin, Nevada

K41HQ-D in Quanah, Texas

K41IG-D in Scipio, Utah

K41IO-D in Las Vegas, Nevada

K41IT-D in Haxtun, Colorado

K41JS-D in Green River, Utah

K41JY-D in Henrieville, Utah

K41JZ-D in Teasdale/Torrey, Utah

K41KA-D in Panguitch, Utah

K41KD-D in Roosevelt, etc., Utah

K41KE-D in Garrison, Utah

K41KL-D in Glendale, etc., Oregon

K41KX-D in Joplin, Missouri

K41KZ-D in Chalfant Valley, California

K41LA-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K41LB-D in Scofield, Utah

K41LD-D in Antimony, Utah

K41LE-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K41LJ-D in East Price, Utah

K41LM-D in Lamar, Colorado

K41LS-D in Forsyth, Montana

K41LU-D in Eureka, Nevada

K41LY-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K41MB-D in Ruth, Nevada

K41MT-D in Wray, Colorado

K41MX-D in Perryton, Texas

K41MY-D in Panaca, Nevada

KBTI-LD in Boise, Idaho

KCBZ-LD in Casper, Wyoming

KDBK-LP in Bakersfield, California

KENH-LD in Hot Springs, Arkansas

KGCW in Burlington, Iowa

KKPX-TV in San Jose, California

KLCS in Los Angeles, California

KLDY-LD in Anchorage, Alaska

KMCI-TV in Lawrence, Kansas

KNME-TV in Pecos, New Mexico

KNOV-CD in New Orleans, Louisiana

KOXO-CD in Portland, Oregon

KPXO-TV in Kaneohe, Hawaii

KQLP-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KRHT-LD in Redding, California

KTFF-LD in Fresno, California

KUBE-TV in Baytown, Texas

KVER-CA in Indio, California

KWEX-DT in San Antonio, Texas

W41DI-D in Bat Cave, etc., North Carolina

W41DK-D in Keyser, West Virginia

W41DL-D in Boone, North Carolina

W41DO-D in New York, New York

W41DP-D in Springfield, Illinois

WATC-DT in Atlanta, Georgia

WBXM-CD in Montgomery, Alabama

WEDY in New Haven, Connecticut

WEIQ in Mobile, Alabama

WETP-TV in Sneedville, Tennessee

WFRW-LD in Enterprise, Alabama

WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin

WHDS-LD in Savannah, Georgia

WHEH-LD in Lumberton, North Carolina

WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio

WIRS in Yauco, Puerto Rico

WJAN-CD in Miami, Florida

WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio

WKPD in Paducah, Kentucky

WLVI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

WNJJ-LD in Paterson, New Jersey

WOHZ-CD in Mansfield, Ohio

WOLP-CD in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WRBW in Orlando, Florida

WRLW-CD in Salem, Indiana

WRZY-LD in Buxton, North Carolina

WTMQ-LD in Jacksonville, North Carolina

WUTB in Baltimore, Maryland

WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan

WZDX in Huntsville, Alabama

WZVN-TV in Naples, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 41:

K41JF-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K41MM-D in Pateros, Washington

KLMW-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KMMA-CD in San Luis Obispo, California

KTJX-LD in College Station, Texas

WIFR in Freeport, Illinois

Channel 66 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 66 in the United States:

KFSF-DT in Vallejo, California

KPXO-TV in Kaneohe, Hawaii

WFXP in Erie, Pennsylvania

WGBO-DT in Joliet, Illinois

WLGA in Opelika, Alabama

WPXW-TV in Manassas, Virginia

WSMH in Flint, Michigan

WUNI in Marlborough, Massachusetts

WWIW-LD in Raleigh, North Carolina

WXPX-TV in Brandenton, FloridaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 66:

WNNB-CD in Beaver, Pennsylvania

WNYJ-TV in West Milford, New Jersey

Charles W. Watson

Charles Wyndham Watson (August 30, 1915 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada – April 20, 2002 in Kaneohe, Hawaii), also known as Chuck Watson is an American sculptor. After working as an apprentice carpenter during the Great Depression, Watson studied engineering briefly at Santa Monica College. He came to Hawaii after World War II as a manager for McNeil Construction. In 1950, he moved to Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company as a general superintendent and worked his way up to become president. His son Mark Watson is also a Hawaii-based sculptor.His body of work included both figurative subjects and large abstract works, such as Tree in Foster Botanical Garden. His sculptures in public places include:

To the Nth Power, 1971, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Pueo, 1980, Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Mea Kuʻi ʻUpena, 1989, intersection of South King Street & Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii

Giraffe (1959) and Ostrich (1960), Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaiian with ʻO ʻO, 1978, Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company, 614 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mahiole (Feathered helmet), 1983, pair of stone sculptures, The Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tree, 1974, Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, Hawaii

Colleen Meyer

Colleen Rose Meyer (March 8, 1939 – July 17, 2015) was an American businesswoman and politician.

Meyer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. She graduated from Punahou School, in 1957, and received her associate degree, in 1959, from the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California. Meyer was involved in the real estate business and lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Meyer served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1995 to 2008 and was a Republican. Meyer died at her home in Kaneohe, Hawaii, from cancer.

Dean Wilson

Dean Hiroshi Wilson (born December 17, 1969) is an American professional golfer.

Wilson was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He turned professional in 1992 after graduating from Brigham Young University and has won six times on the Japan Golf Tour and once on the PGA Tour. After a poor 2009 season Wilson lost his PGA Tour playing rights. He regained full tour status in 2010 while starting outside top 150 from previous year's money list. Wilson has not played a full season since 2011.

Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaiʻi Pacific University, commonly referred to as HPU, is a private, and nonsectarian university in Honolulu and Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi. HPU is the largest private university in the central Pacific, most noted for its diverse student body of nearly 5,000 students, representing nearly 65 countries. The school's top academic programs are in Business Administration, Nursing, Biology, Diplomacy and Military Studies, and Social Work.

Oceanic Institute of HPU, an aquaculture research facility, is located at Makapuʻu Point. HPU is also present on military installations on the island of Oʻahu.

Hiroto Hirashima

Hiroto "Hiro" Hirashima (July 11, 1910 – November 23, 2007) was a Japanese American civil rights activist who was pivotal in obtaining equal rights and privileges for his fellow Japanese American bowlers, as well as other minorities, at a time when non-caucasians were ineligible for American Bowling Congress (ABC) membership.

With ABC's racial barrier finally removed in 1950, Hirashima organized nine teams of Nisei bowlers for the 1954 ABC Tournament in Seattle. In 1963, he was elected to the ABC board of directors, becoming the first minority to serve on the board.

Hirashima was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame as an ABC Pioneer in 1995. He is the founder of the Hawaii State Bowling Association and the Oahu Bowling Association. He was honored as an ABC life member in 1995, and served on the ABC Board of Directors for over 30 years.

Born in Kaneohe, Hawaii, he was inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame by Governor Ben Cayetano in 1997.

Jason Teraoka

Jason Jun Teraoka (born 1964) is a figurative painter who was born in Kapaʻa, Hawaiʻi. He is a fourth-generation Japanese-American who lives and works in Honolulu, and is largely self-taught. In 2000, he received the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Arts Acquisition Award, and in 2001 he received the Reuben Tam Award for Painting from the Honolulu Museum of Art.

The artist is known for his toy-like sculptures and narrative portraits. Teraoka's Neighbors series comprises 6-by-8-inch portraits, painted in acrylic and glue on paper; the entire 88-painting series was acquired by Tokyo's Hara Museum of Contemporary Art for its permanent collection.Jason Teraoka has exhibited at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (now the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House), Hawaii Pacific University (Kaneʻohe, Hawaiʻi), the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston), University of Hawaiʻi (Honolulu), and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan), the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Honolulu Museum of Art are among the public collections holding his paintings.


KPHW (104.3 FM) is a commercial Top 40 (CHR) station licensed to Kaneohe, Hawaii, and serves the Honolulu radio market. The SummitMedia outlet known as Power 104.3 (billed as "Hawaii's Hit Music Channel"), broadcasts at 104.3 MHz with an ERP of 75 kW. It is also transmitting on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channel 858 for the entire state of Hawaii. The station's studios are located in Downtown Honolulu and its transmitter is located east of Diamond Head, Hawaii.

Ken Onion

Ken Onion (born January 16, 1963) is an American custom knifemaker based in Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States who invented the "SpeedSafe" assisted opening mechanism for Kershaw Knives. Ken Onion was the Premier Knife Designer for Kershaw Knives.

Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa is a 4000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, as well as a popular tourist attraction and filming location on the windward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. It is located about 24 miles from Honolulu, and 32 miles from Haleiwa. The ranch consists of 3 valleys: Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, and Hakipuʻu Valley. The ranch is located on Hawaii State Route 83 between Kaʻaʻawa and Waikane. The main street address is 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi 96744.

List of parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu comprises nine vicariates forane consisting of its member parishes.

Meat jun

Meat Jun is a Korean Dish of thinly sliced beef dipped in egg batter and fried. A type of jeon, it is a popular dish served at Korean Restaurants in Hawaii, served both as an entree and part of a mixed plate lunch. It is usually served with a soy or gochujang based dipping sauce.

Meat Jun was first introduced by a local Korean restaurant in Kaneohe, Hawaii called Kim Chee #1 Restaurant founded in 1977. There are multiple franchises on Oahu,Hawaii. Another known location is Kim Chee Restaurant #7 located in Aiea, Hawaii.

Michael Lambert (volleyball)

Michael Allen Lambert (born April 14, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men's national volleyball team that finished in ninth place at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and eleventh at the 2000 Olympics.Lambert was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He went to Punahou School along with Stein Metzger. His subsequent partnership with Metzger in the AVP resulted in 9 titles.

Lambert graduated from Stanford University in 1997 with a degree in political science. He and fellow AVP player Matt Fuerbringer were members of the 1997 NCAA National Championship team for volleyball.

In the 2005 AVP Tour, Lambert won the best men's player after winning the AVP Aquafina Las Vegas Shootout at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Currently, Lambert lives in Costa Mesa (California) with his wife, Deborah, and their two children.

NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship

The NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team title of 50th State Big Time Wrestling and was defended between 1952 and 1979 when it was phased out. The title was later revived by the current incarnation of NWA Hawaii in 2000. It is the earliest regional tag team title in to be defended in the Pacific coast of the United States, along with the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship, and was originally defended in Honolulu, Hawaii. As of 2007, it is defended in Kalihi, Kaneohe and Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Saint Ann Catholic Church (Kaneohe, Hawaii)

Saint Ann Catholic Church in Kaneohe is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii in the United States. Located in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu, the church falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Honolulu and its bishop. It is named after Saint Ann.

Senior League World Series (West Region)

The Senior League World Series West Region is one of six United States regions that currently sends teams to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina. The region's participation in the SLWS dates back to 1962.

Windward Mall

Windward Mall is an enclosed shopping center located in Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, anchored by Macy's, and Regal Cinemas. The 530,000-square-foot (49,000 m2) mall, owned by Kamehameha Schools, was managed by General Growth Properties until 2011 when General Growth Properties and Jones Lang LaSalle entered an agreement to transfer managership to Jones Lang LaSalle.The mall underwent a significant $23 million renovation in 2006 to improve the interior and add new retail tenants.On April 15, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing. The store will close on April 30, 2019.

Climate data for Kaneohe, 1985-2013
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 80.0
Average low °F (°C) 67.7
Average rainfall inches (mm) 5.13
Source: WRCC [3]
 State of Hawaii
Main islands
Sovereignty Movement
Islands, municipalities, and communities of Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States


This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.