|• Total||5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)|
|• Land||4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||292 ft (89 m)|
|• Density||566/sq mi (218.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)|
|GNIS feature ID||0361214|
Kīlauea is on the northeastern shore of Kauai and is bordered to the west by Kalihiwai and to the north by the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii Route 56 passes through the south side of the community, leading west 7 miles (11 km) to Hanalei and east 6 miles (10 km) to the Moloaa area which includes Moloaa Forest Reserve and overlooks Moloaa Bay.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kilauea CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km2), of which 4.9 square miles (12.8 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 5.71%, are water.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kilauea CDP, Hawaii". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2019.[dead link]
- Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0.