North Koolaupoko, HawaiiKo`olaupoko is a district within the City & County of Honolulu on the island of O'ahu, State of Hawai'i. In Hawaiian, ko'olau poko means "short windward", refering to the fact that this is the shorter of the two windward districts on the island (Ko'olauloa or "long windward" is the other). Ko'olaupoko extends from Makapu'u Point on the southeast to Ka'ō'io Point on the north. Included within the district are the largest windward towns of Kāne'ohe, Kailua, and Waimānalo — places discussed in the separate articles. North Ko'olaupoko is the more rural part of the District, extending north from Kahalu'u.
Mokoli'i Islet, popularly known as Chinaman's Hat,
at the north end of Kāne'ohe Bay, seen here from
the south shore of Kualoa Beach Park ().
Despite the long shoreline, public access to Kāne'ohe Bay is somewhat limited by private holdings. A small community park at Wai'ahole is being enlarged and improved (2003). A larger City & County park at Kualoa provides camping and picnic areas, a long narrow beach, and views of Mokoli'i Islet (Chinaman's hat). The south side of Kualoa Beach Park faces onto Kāne'ohe Bay and the east shore is a fringing reef off the Pacific Ocean coast of northeast O'ahu.
The U.S. postal code for all of North Ko'olaupoko is 96744.
Waikane is located at 21°29'47" North, 157°51'34" West (21.496355, -157.859321)1. Southward along the shore of Kane'ohe Bay via Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83) are (from Waikāne): Waiāhole and Kahalu'u. Northwest up the coast beyond Kualoa and Ka'o'io Point is the town of Ka'a'awa.
Although data are collected under the United States Census Bureau tract called Waikane, the tract encompasses much more than the place known as Waikane, which is but one of several valleys comprising the north end of the Ko'olaupoko District. The census tract has a total area of 18.6 km² (7.2 mi²). 17.7 km² (6.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.88% water.
As of the 2000 census, there were 726 people, 188 households, and 156 families residing in the tract. The population density was 41.1/km² (106.4/mi²). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 11.2/km² (29.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the tract was 16.94% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, 19.15% Asian, 22.45% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 39.26% from two or more races. 5.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 188 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.86 and the average family size was 4.09.
In the tract the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the tract was $55,179, and the median income for a family was $53,625. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the tract was $15,592. 11.6% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.1% were under the age of 18 and 2.0% were 65 or older.