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Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 772 at the 2010 census, up from 429 at the 2000 census. The epicenter of the 2006 Kiholo Bay earthquake was some 10km offshore of the village.GeographyPuako is located on the west side of the island of Hawaii at (19.967500, -155.846667). It is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by Waikoloa Village. Hawaii Route 19 forms the eastern border of Puako and leads northeast to Waimea and southwest to Kailua-Kona.According to the United States Census Bureau, the Puako CDP has a total area of 45.7km2, of which 26.7km2 are land and 19.0km2, or 41.56%, are water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 429 people, 215 households, and 118 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 41.6 people per square mile (16.1/km²). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 68.1 per square mile (26.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.56% White, 11.42% Asian, 4.43% Pacific Islander, and 12.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.
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