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. 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
Location in Hawaii
|• Total||8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)|
|• Land||6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)|
|• Water||1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)|
|Elevation||92 ft (28 m)|
|• Density||4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)|
|Area code(s)||808, 901|
|GNIS feature ID||0360391|
Kaneohe is located at  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.(21.409200, -157.799084).
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.
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.
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.
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, IllinoisChannel 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 JerseyCharles W. Watson
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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, HawaiiColleen 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
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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
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
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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)
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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)
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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|
|Average high °F (°C)||80.0
|Average low °F (°C)||67.7
|Average rainfall inches (mm)||5.13
|Source: WRCC |
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