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Wailua is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,254 at the 2010 census.GeographyWailua is located at . Nounou Mountain, also known as the "Sleeping Giant", is about 1200 feet tall and divides coastal Wailua from inland Wailua. Inland Wailua is often referred to as a bedroom community, since it is home to many, but lacks any commercial or government facilities. Coastal Wailua is a significant commercial center, with many hotels and condominiums for visitors. The Wailua River is the only navigable river in the state of Hawaii and is a center of activity for locals and visitors .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4sqmi, of which, 1.3sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,083 people, 781 households, and 549 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,618.6 people per square mile (623.5/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 941.0 per square mile (362.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 34.8% Asian, 8.5% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 25.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.Plan your visit to Wailua and other destinations in United States using our United States trip builder site.
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