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Population in 2012: 7,347 (64% urban, 36% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 

Males: 3,816  (51.9%)
Females: 3,531  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  34.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99611.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,017 (it was $45,962 in 2000)
Kenai:

$58,017
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,695

Kenai city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $182,975 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Kenai:

$182,975
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $170,865; Detached houses: $177,034; In 2-unit structures: $260,253; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $229,375; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $882,212; Mobile homes: $33,768

Median gross rent in 2012: $837.

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  • White alone - 5,610 (78.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 643 (9.0%)
  • Two or more races - 510 (7.1%)
  • Hispanic - 202 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 129 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 58 (0.8%)

Races in Kenai detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kenai: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (16.3%), Irish (10.9%), English (9.1%), Norwegian (4.2%), French (3.8%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 246 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kenai:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kenai city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

163 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.9% North America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  2.3%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Kenai, Alaska as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kenai to the number of sex offenders is 367 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,427 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,380 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (66.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2344.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Salamatof, AK (1.9 miles ), Kalifornsky, AK (2.4 miles ), Ridgeway, AK (2.5 miles ), Soldotna, AK (2.7 miles ), Nikiski, AK (3.2 miles ), Sterling, AK (3.8 miles ), Kasilof, AK (3.9 miles ), Funny River, AK (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $210,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 60.56 N, Longitude: 151.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Village With a Past, the City With a Future

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,257 (+17.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,942 (56.3%)

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Kenai by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.013.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 6511932221731
per 100,000 85.370.1151.3121.340.126.526.225.712.886.541.513.7
Robberies 533201322300
per 100,000 71.142.141.326.90.013.339.425.725.537.10.00.0
Assaults 182028332816244629201824
per 100,000 256.0280.6385.2444.6374.7212.3315.0591.0370.1247.1249.1328.5
Burglaries 364247344625324242371837
per 100,000 512.1589.2646.6458.1615.6331.7419.9539.6536.0457.1249.1506.5
Thefts 335335334255226274265256267226203295
per 100,000 4765.34699.84594.93435.73024.63635.93477.73288.83407.42792.22809.74038.3
Auto thefts 3132341412202115151678
per 100,000 441.0448.9467.7188.6160.6265.4275.6192.7191.4197.796.9109.5
Arson 110002012002
per 100,000 14.214.00.00.00.026.50.012.825.50.00.027.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 414.8401.9491.4390.1292.6265.4322.1341.2289.5298.0227.3291.0

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Crime rate in Kenai detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Alaska average:

1.76

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Kenai, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+7.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Kenai-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2877% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Kenai center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Kenai center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Birthplace of: Travis Hall - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Aug 3, 1972), C. E. Murphy - Fantasy writer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Kenai:

  • HERITAGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • CENTRAL PENINSULA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • 1ST CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)

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Airports and other landing facilities located in Kenai:


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Local government website: www.ci.kenai.ak.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenai:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 65 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 317 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1391 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1394 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1414 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1440 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1445 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high schools in Kenai:

Private high school in Kenai:

  • WINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: MILE 15 K-BEACH RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kenai:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kenai:

  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 47585 CIECHANSKI RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • READS PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 105 N GILL ST; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Kenai, School District: KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Kenai:

  • KENAI COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $629,849; Location: 163 MAIN STREET LOOP; 78,136 books; 1,963 audio materials; 3,610 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 154 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kenai: Ridgeway Farms Stables (A), Kenaitze Indian Tribe Dena'ina Health Clinic (B), Kenai Fire Department (C), Kenai Public Health Center - South Central Region (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Kenai: Holy Assumption Orthodox Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Beaver Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Kenai City - Convention & Visitors Bureau (11471 Kenai Spur Highway) (1), Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council (14896 Kenai Spur Highway) (2), Alaska Dream Quest (Tours & Charters; Po Box 2157) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Uptown Motel (47 Spur View Drive) (1), Tanglewood B (2528 Beaver Loop Road) (2), Kenai Airport Lodge (230 North Willow Street) (3), Nikiski Inn Motel (51825 Kenai Spur Highway) (4), Captains Restaurant (10352 Kenai Spur Highway) (5), Kenai Merit Inn (260 South Willow Street) (6), Daniels Lake Lodge Bed & Breakfast (Daniels Lake) (7), Kings Inn Hotel (10352 Kenai Spur Highway) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kenai and their reported violations in the past:

KENAI WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 5100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1993 and DEC-03-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-1998)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
AGRIUM KENAI NITROGEN (Population served: 330, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JUN-18-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1996 and DEC-21-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-21-1998 to JUN-18-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1995 and DEC-21-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-1998)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 168, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 105 regular monitoring violations
WILLOW BROOK NORTH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-01-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and OCT-08-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2001 and OCT-08-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and AUG-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and AUG-29-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
SNUG HARBOR SEAFOODS (Population served: 122, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
INLET FISHERIES INC KENAI (Address: 2000 COLUMBIA STREET , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLACE BAR & MOTEL (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kenai that have no violations reported:

  • KENAI PENINSULA FOOD BANK (Population served: 206, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENAI LANDING, INC (Population served: 204, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS (Population served: 152, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TESORO AK PETRO CO. REFINERY (Population served: 138, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KASSIK KENAI BREW STOP (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STOP N GO CAFE (Population served: 99, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENAI CHAPEL (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL POINT CONDOS (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALBATROSS (THE) (Population served: 51, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAGABOND INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kenai, AK

People in group quarters in Kenai in 2010:

  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workersí group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Kenai in 2000:

  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Kenai compared to Alaska state average:

Kenai, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Kenai (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Alaska: Kenai Branch at 11408 Kenai Spur Road, branch established on 1978/02/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kenai Branch at 11216 Kenai Spur Hwy, branch established on 1965/11/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • KeyBank National Association: Kenai Branch at Frontage Road, branch established on 1961/03/29. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kenai, Alaska:

  • Place Bar & Motel, PO Box 1037, Kenai, AK 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-9915
  • Aspen Extended Stay Suites, 10431 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-2272, Fax: (907) 283-2278
  • Quality Inn Kenai, 10352 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-6060, Fax: (907) 283-3874
  • Kenai Airport Hotel, 230 N Willow St, Kenai, AK 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-1577, Fax: (907) 283-9276
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kenai, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kenai travel time to work - commute


Kenai mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kenai city (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$22,930$68,7900$0
Other Government Administration 14$43,405$37,2040$0
Judicial and Legal 2$11,875$71,2500$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$90,577$63,9370$0
Police - Other 8$29,106$43,6590$0
Firefighters 15$78,707$62,9660$0
Fire - Other 2$8,519$51,1140$0
Streets and Highways 7$30,474$52,2410$0
Airports 5$23,367$56,0811$103
Welfare 5$15,531$37,2748$4,877
Health 2$7,950$47,7001$2,535
Sewerage 4$20,224$60,6720$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,156$48,9360$0
Water Supply 2$11,633$69,7980$0
Local Libraries 5$18,114$43,4744$3,243
Other and Unallocable 5$23,675$56,8200$0
Totals for Government 99$444,243$53,84814$10,758

Kenai government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $2,924,000 ($397.99)
    Regular Highways: $2,718,000 ($369.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,183,000 ($297.13)
    Police Protection: $2,183,000 ($297.13)
    Sewerage: $1,331,000 ($181.16)
    General - Other: $860,000 ($117.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000 ($109.57)
    Libraries: $659,000 ($89.70)
    Water Utilities: $626,000 ($85.20)
    Financial Administration: $458,000 ($62.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $359,000 ($48.86)
    General Public Buildings: $260,000 ($35.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $229,000 ($31.17)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($21.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,810,000 ($790.80)

Kenai government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,242,000 ($169.05)
    Air Transportation: $832,000 ($113.24)
    All Other: $797,000 ($108.48)
    Regular Highways: $592,000 ($80.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $193,000 ($26.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $948,000 ($129.03)
    Sale of Property: $453,000 ($61.66)
    Rents: $275,000 ($37.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $585,000 ($79.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,532,000 ($480.74)
    Highways: $12,000 ($1.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,404,000 ($599.43)
    Property: $2,019,000 ($274.81)

Kenai government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,721,000 ($2412.00)

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kenai:

  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kenai:

  • KXBA (93.3 FM; NIKISKI, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KPEN-FM (101.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWHQ-FM (100.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KDLL (91.9 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: PICKLE HILL PUBLIC B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KKIS-FM (96.5 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KWJG (91.5 FM; KASILOF, AK; Owner: KASILOF PUBLIC B/G INC)
  • K206DG (89.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K249BY (97.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K237CI (95.3 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kenai:

  • K08LW (Channel 8; KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K10NC (Channel 10; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09QH (Channel 9; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K03FW (Channel 3; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K06MF (Channel 6; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K12LA (Channel 12; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K55BB (Channel 55; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Kenai, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 77
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 149
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 364
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Kenai fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 36 meters (118ft)
Total average daily traffic: 10,637
Total average daily truck traffic: 518
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 11,500

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kenai)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kenai, AK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kenai)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 268 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kenai)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Kenai


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kenai, AK
Businesses in Kenai, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1RadioShack1
Budget Car Rental1Safeway1
FedEx2Sears1
Home Depot1UPS2
Lowe's1Vons1
McDonald's1Walmart1

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