Kenai, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 7,452 (64% urban, 36% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 3,880  (52.1%)
Females: 3,572  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99611.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,334 (it was $45,962 in 2000)
Kenai:

$64,334
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,538 (it was $20,789 in 2000)

Kenai city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $194,124 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Kenai:

$194,124
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $232,348; Detached houses: $238,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,508; In 2-unit structures: $170,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,730; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,277; Mobile homes: $58,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,354

Median gross rent in 2013: $905.

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  • Races in Kenai, AK (2013)

    Kenai races chart
    • 5,64976.4%White alone
    • 75310.2%American Indian alone
    • 5627.6%Two or more races
    • 2052.8%Hispanic
    • 1502.0%Black alone
    • 390.5%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kenai: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (10.4%), English (9.4%), Norwegian (4.2%), Polish (3.9%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 249 people per square mile   (very low).

Kenai,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Kenai:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kenai city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

159 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.3% North America, 0.2% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Kenai, Alaska as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kenai to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,467 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,451 (0.7%)

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: +1,181 (+16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,754 (52.0%)

Area code: 907

Kenai household income distribution Kenai home values distribution

Crime rates in Kenai by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.013.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 65119322217316
per 100,000 85.370.1151.3121.340.126.526.225.712.886.541.513.780.8
Robberies 5332013223001
per 100,000 71.142.141.326.90.013.339.425.725.537.10.00.013.5
Assaults 18202833281624462920182423
per 100,000 256.0280.6385.2444.6374.7212.3315.0591.0370.1247.1249.1328.5309.9
Burglaries 36424734462532424237183747
per 100,000 512.1589.2646.6458.1615.6331.7419.9539.6536.0457.1249.1506.5633.3
Thefts 335335334255226274265256267226203295236
per 100,000 4,765.34,699.84,594.93,435.73,024.63,635.93,477.73,288.83,407.42,792.22,809.74,038.33,179.7
Auto thefts 313234141220211515167818
per 100,000 441.0448.9467.7188.6160.6265.4275.6192.7191.4197.796.9109.5242.5
Arson 1100020120020
per 100,000 14.214.00.00.00.026.50.012.825.50.00.027.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 415.0402.1491.7390.3292.8265.5322.3341.4289.7298.2227.4291.1331.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kenai detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 27 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Alaska average:

1.79

Kenai tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+7.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Kenai: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kenai, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Kenai center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from the city 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)

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

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 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: 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.4% for American Indian residents, 3.8% 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

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

Kenai, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Kenai compared to Alaska state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alaska average:

10.4

Kenai travel time to work - commute Kenai mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$32,674$78,4180$0
Other Government Administration 22$50,445$27,5150$0
Judicial and Legal 2$14,157$84,9420$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$129,002$81,4750$0
Police - Other 1$4,122$49,4640$0
Firefighters 18$123,248$82,1650$0
Fire - Other 1$4,122$49,4640$0
Streets and Highways 6$30,545$61,0901$1,858
Airports 4$24,598$73,7943$2,004
Welfare 5$19,758$47,4196$5,354
Health 3$14,605$58,4200$0
Sewerage 3$19,223$76,8920$0
Parks and Recreation 4$17,748$53,2440$0
Water Supply 3$14,334$57,3360$0
Local Libraries 5$21,862$52,4696$16,728
Other and Unallocable 15$78,574$62,8591$4,110
Totals for Government 116$599,017$61,96717$30,054

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

  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $2,924,000 ($392.38)
    Regular Highways: $2,718,000 ($364.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,183,000 ($292.94)
    Police Protection: $2,183,000 ($292.94)
    Sewerage: $1,331,000 ($178.61)
    General - Other: $860,000 ($115.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000 ($108.02)
    Libraries: $659,000 ($88.43)
    Water Utilities: $626,000 ($84.00)
    Financial Administration: $458,000 ($61.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $359,000 ($48.17)
    General Public Buildings: $260,000 ($34.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $229,000 ($30.73)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($21.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,810,000 ($779.66)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,242,000 ($166.67)
    Air Transportation: $832,000 ($111.65)
    All Other: $797,000 ($106.95)
    Regular Highways: $592,000 ($79.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $193,000 ($25.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $948,000 ($127.21)
    Sale of Property: $453,000 ($60.79)
    Rents: $275,000 ($36.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $585,000 ($78.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,532,000 ($473.97)
    Highways: $12,000 ($1.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,404,000 ($590.98)
    Property: $2,019,000 ($270.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,721,000 ($2378.02)

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kenai fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 36m118ftTotal length
  • 10,637Total average daily traffic
  • 518Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,500Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
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&T1McDonald's1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack1
Carl\s Jr.1Safeway1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1UPS2
Home Depot1Vons1
Lowe's1Walmart1

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