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Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
 • Total 36.30 sq mi (94.02 km2)
 • Land 36.30 sq mi (94.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,575 ft (480 m)
 • Total 4,864
 • Density 133.99/sq mi (51.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-12530
GNIS feature ID 1867253

Hawaiian Ocean View (usually referred to as "Ocean View") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States located in the District of Kaʻū. It includes the subdivisions of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE), Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos, Kahuku Country Gardens, Kula Kai View Estates, Kona Gardens, Keone's Ranchos, and Kona View Estates. The population was 4,437 at the 2010 census, up from 2,178 at the 2000 census.


The HOVE development consisted of 10,697 1-acre (4,000 m2) lots north of the Hawaii Belt Road in the western part of the District of Kaʻū. The terrain varies from rugged lava fields to ohiʻa trees and other vegetation. Elevation ranges from about 1,500 ft (460 m) up to the 5,000-foot (1,500 m) level. Initial sales began in the late 1950s. The original developer of HOVE was the Crawford Oil Company. Later, other subdivisions were put in place downslope of HOVE and the Hawaii Belt Road. In the early 1980s a service station and a hardware store were built. In January 2004, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park purchased the nearby property previously known as Kahuku Ranch.

In 1989 the Ocean View Town Center was developed and the Ocean View Road Maintenance Corporation began an extensive rebuilding program of the roads. Shortly thereafter the Ocean View Development Corporation started a new market which included a laundromat and restaurant. Ocean View now has two shopping centers. There are now three gas stations, two grocery stores, and an L & L Hawaiian BBQ restaurant.

Ocean View has a post office with the ZIP code of 96737.


Ocean View is located at 19°6′28″N 155°46′2″W / 19.10778°N 155.76722°W / 19.10778; -155.76722 (19.107649, -155.767186), on the southwest rift zone of the shield volcano Mauna Loa.

Its elevation is 2,894 feet (882 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 106.5 square miles (276 km2), of which 102.0 square miles (264 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it (4.20%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 4,864
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,178 people, 941 households, and 541 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21.4 people per square mile (8.2/km2). There were 1,382 housing units at an average density of 13.5 per square mile (5.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 56.75% White, 1.01% African American, 1.10% Native American, 6.34% Asian, 11.02% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, and 21.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.40% of the population.

There were 941 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,125, and the median income for a family was $34,234. Males had a median income of $28,523 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,218. About 13.0% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.

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