Place:Honokaa, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States


Alt namesHonoka'asource: Wikipedia
Honokaapesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS15000985
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates20.078°N 155.464°W
Located inHawaii, Hawaii, United States
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Honokaa is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Hamakua District of Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,233 at the 2000 census.


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Honokaa's economy was based primarily on the sugar production of The Hāmākua Sugar Company from 1873 to 1994. With the closing of the Honokaa sugar production and the most recent staggered tourism, the local economy has been in decline. It has become increasingly a bedroom community for Hilo. As the gateway to the Hāmākua Coast, Honokaa provides the first unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean traveling downslope from Waimea.

The Hāmākua Coast was the classic plantation community in the early 20th century, but since the closing of The Big Island's sugar industry, the district has had to diversify its economy. Presently, much of the district is still zoned for agriculture, Hāmākua has seen rising prospects in other crops including pineapples, coffee, papaya, macadamia nuts, and tea.

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