Kenai, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 7,790 (64% urban, 36% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 3,759  (48.3%)
Females: 4,031  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99611.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,222 (it was $45,962 in 2000)
Kenai:

$65,222
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,396 (it was $20,789 in 2000)

Kenai city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $218,440 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Kenai:

$218,440
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $260,901; detached houses: $270,005; townhouses or other attached units: $276,170; in 2-unit structures: $260,188; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,294; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,558; mobile homes: $43,725; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $585,979

Median gross rent in 2017: $920.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenai: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kenai, AK (2017)
    • 5,52872.9%White alone
    • 88411.7%American Indian alone
    • 5947.8%Two or more races
    • 1832.4%Hispanic
    • 1562.1%Asian alone
    • 1492.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 220.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Kenai, Alaska as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kenai is 152 to 1.


Crime rates in Kenai by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(40.1)
2
(26.5)
2
(26.2)
2
(25.7)
1
(12.8)
7
(86.5)
3
(41.5)
1
(13.7)
6
(80.8)
18
(238.9)
20
(260.4)
11
(141.6)
16
(203.8)
19
(240.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
3
(39.4)
2
(25.7)
2
(25.5)
3
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.1)
2
(25.7)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
28
(374.7)
16
(212.3)
24
(315.0)
46
(591.0)
29
(370.1)
20
(247.1)
18
(249.1)
24
(328.5)
23
(309.9)
21
(278.8)
26
(338.5)
11
(141.6)
18
(229.2)
41
(519.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(615.6)
25
(331.7)
32
(419.9)
42
(539.6)
42
(536.0)
37
(457.1)
18
(249.1)
37
(506.5)
47
(633.3)
30
(398.2)
25
(325.5)
35
(450.5)
41
(522.2)
49
(621.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
226
(3,025)
274
(3,636)
265
(3,478)
256
(3,289)
267
(3,407)
226
(2,792)
203
(2,810)
295
(4,038)
236
(3,180)
322
(4,275)
288
(3,750)
361
(4,646)
360
(4,585)
462
(5,857)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(160.6)
20
(265.4)
21
(275.6)
15
(192.7)
15
(191.4)
16
(197.7)
7
(96.9)
8
(109.5)
18
(242.5)
17
(225.7)
11
(143.2)
24
(308.9)
40
(509.4)
50
(633.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)284.0257.6312.6331.2281.0289.2220.6282.4321.6463.8550.1391.4473.4654.3

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City-data.com crime index in Kenai, AK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (10.8%), English (7.3%), European (7.2%), Irish (5.7%), American (3.7%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (very low).

Kenai, Alaska map

328 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.3%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,564 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,471 (0.6%)

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 )

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: +873 (+11.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,497 (47.3%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Kenai, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kenai, AK in 2017

Kenai tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+7.9%).
Most common industries in Kenai, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.1%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.7%)
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Kenai, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Kenai, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kenai, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 37.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Kenai-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 818% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 235.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from Kenai center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 323.7 miles away from Kenai center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Kenai topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kenai:

  • HERITAGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • CENTRAL PENINSULA GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • 1ST CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Kenai:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenai:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 65 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 65 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 317 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1390 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1394 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1397 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1414 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Kenai:

Private high school in Kenai:

  • WINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 39030 KALIFORNSKY BEACH RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kenai:

Private elementary/middle school in Kenai:

  • GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 53, Location: 47585 CIECHANSKI RD, Grades: PK-8)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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 (Address: 210 Fidalgo Ave. , Population served: 5,375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-06-2010 to NOV-30-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-06-2010 to NOV-30-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
KB WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2012), St Other (2 times from OCT-22-2012 to JAN-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from FEB-07-2014 to MAR-18-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-19-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2014), St Other (MAR-19-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2014), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-14-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2008)
  • 30 regular monitoring violations
PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS (Population served: 152, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
TESORO AK PETRO CO. REFINERY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2009), St Variance/Exemption issued (2 times from JAN-29-2010 to JAN-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2009)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 199 regular monitoring violations
GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-19-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-19-2006)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 128 regular monitoring violations
INLET FISH PRODUCERS INC (Address: 2000 COLUMBIA STREET , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Other (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BIG JOHN'S (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • SHORT STOP (Population served: 209, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOW BROOK NORTH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNUG HARBOR SEAFOODS (Population served: 122, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KASSIK KENAI BREW STOP (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLACE BAR & MOTEL (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INLET FISH PRODUCERS, INC KASILOF PLANT (Address: 2000 COLUMBIA STREET , Population served: 81, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENAI CHAPEL (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENAI UNITED PENTECOSTAL (Address: 43682 KENAI SPUR HIGHWAY , Population served: 69, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SALAMATOF SEAFOODS (Population served: 64, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAGABOND INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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 workers' 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

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

For population 15 years and over in Kenai:

Marital status in Kenai, AK
  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

For population 25 years and over in Kenai:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kenai
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kenai, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Here:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kenai:

48.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Kenai:

28.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kenai:

9.6%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kenai, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 19$49,294$31,1330$0
Firefighters 16$137,516$103,1370$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$127,164$101,7310$0
Police - Other 10$59,688$71,6260$0
Other and Unallocable 7$44,549$76,3700$0
Streets and Highways 6$31,742$63,4840$0
Welfare 5$21,840$52,4167$7,316
Financial Administration 5$34,147$81,9531$2,055
Local Libraries 4$20,848$62,5446$11,198
Water Supply 4$24,169$72,5070$0
Parks and Recreation 4$19,676$59,0280$0
Airports 4$26,257$78,7711$4,854
Sewerage 3$14,078$56,3120$0
Health 3$13,689$54,7560$0
Fire - Other 3$10,826$43,3040$0
Judicial and Legal 2$16,640$99,8400$0
Totals for Government 110$652,123$71,14115$25,423

Kenai government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,671,000 ($471.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,165,000 ($406.29)
    Police Protection: $2,702,000 ($346.85)
    Air Transportation: $2,501,000 ($321.05)
    Sewerage: $1,309,000 ($168.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,258,000 ($161.49)
    Regular Highways: $1,059,000 ($135.94)
    General Public Buildings: $996,000 ($127.86)
    Central Staff Services: $854,000 ($109.63)
    Libraries: $844,000 ($108.34)
    Water Utilities: $829,000 ($106.42)
    Financial Administration: $651,000 ($83.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000 ($68.29)
    Health - Other: $375,000 ($48.14)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $71,000 ($9.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($8.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $74,000 ($9.50)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($6.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($3.59)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($2.82)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($2.70)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.67)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,202,000 ($1052.89)

Kenai government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,993,000 ($255.84)
    Sewerage: $1,907,000 ($244.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,506,000 ($193.32)
    Other: $1,059,000 ($135.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $309,000 ($39.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $383,000 ($49.17)
    Other: $95,000 ($12.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,000 ($6.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $652,000 ($83.70)
    Rents: $169,000 ($21.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000 ($10.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $83,000 ($10.65)
    Special Assessments: $50,000 ($6.42)
    Royalties: $50,000 ($6.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($4.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $705,000 ($90.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $667,000 ($85.62)
    Other: $387,000 ($49.68)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,248,000 ($930.42)
    Property: $3,783,000 ($485.62)
    Other License: $98,000 ($12.58)
    Public Utility License: $3,000 ($0.39)

Kenai government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,615,000 ($207.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,530,000 ($196.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($10.91)

Kenai government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,345,000 ($3638.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,572,000 ($1870.60)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)
Businesses in Kenai, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack1
Carl\s Jr.1Safeway1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1UPS2
Home Depot1Vons1
Lowe's1Walmart1

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.)
Kenai fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Kenai fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 29.9mTotal length
  • 11,084Total average daily traffic
  • 554Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,000Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kenai)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 179 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Kenai, AK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 66 (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: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kenai)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 201 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kenai)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 44. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 60 took place in 2003, and the least - 22 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Kenai, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.9%), and Outside Fires (31.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kenai, AK
    • 36648.9%Structure Fires
    • 23531.4%Outside Fires
    • 13918.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 81.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kenai, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kenai, Alaska:

  • Aspen Suites Hotel, 10431 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, Alaska 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-2272, Fax: (907) 283-2278
  • Quality Inn Kenai, 10352 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, Alaska 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-6060, Fax: (907) 283-3874
  • Kenai Airport Hotel, 230 N Willow St, Kenai, Alaska 99611 , Phone: (907) 283-1577, Fax: (907) 283-9276
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kenai, Alaska
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kenai, AK
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kenai, AK
  • 78.5%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel


Kenai compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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