Kenny Lake, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 355. Population change since 2000: -13.4%
Males: 241  (68.1%)
Females: 114  (31.9%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99573.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,437 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Kenny Lake:

$61,437
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,095 (it was $13,121 in 2000)

Kenny Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,044 (it was $110,900 in 2000)
Kenny Lake:

$124,044
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $148,517; Detached houses: $148,517
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Kenny Lake races chart
  • White alone - 293 (82.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kenny Lake: 112.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (27.8%), Scotch-Irish (15.6%), French (9.3%), Dutch (7.3%), German (7.3%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 195.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Kenny Lake:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kenny Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 7.3%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

17 residents are foreign born (2.2% North America, 1.0% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:  4.1%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Kenny Lake CDP:  0.3% ($357)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (164.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2237.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tonsina, AK (3.1 miles) , Willow Creek, AK (3.4 miles ), Chitina, AK (4.4 miles) , Copper Center, AK (4.8 miles ), Silver Springs, AK (5.2 miles) , Tazlina, AK (5.4 miles) , Copperville, AK (5.5 miles) , Glennallen, AK (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 61.70 N, Longitude: 144.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Kenny Lake household income distribution Kenny Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Construction (27%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (59%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)

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

Average climate in Kenny Lake, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Kenny Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 703% 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 102.1 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 155.7 miles away from Kenny Lake center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 249.5 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 213.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Kenny Lake center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 371.2 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenny Lake:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 167 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 168 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 237 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1244 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1248 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1260 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1269 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Private elementary/middle school in Kenny Lake:

  • SAPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: MILE 13 EDGERTON HWY; Grades: 1 - 10)

Library in Kenny Lake:

  • FRANCES KIBBLE KENNY LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,727; Location: MILE 5 EDGERTON HIGHWAY; 6,670 books; 335 audio materials; 1,025 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kenny Lake: Kenny Lake Volunteer Fire Department (A), Sapa Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Kenney Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Willow Creek (A), Tonsina River (B), Rock Creek (C), Liberty Creek (D), Hundell Creek (E), Dust Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Kenny Lake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Kenny Lake travel time to work - commute Kenny Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kenny Lake CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200541,139 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
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  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200639,243 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
Alaska average:

9.43%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kenny Lake:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVAK (1230 AM; 1 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kenny Lake:

  • K07QS (Channel 7; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: WRANGLE MOUNTAIN TV CLUB, INC.)
  • K13UB (Channel 13; GLENNALLEN & COPPER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Kenny Lake on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations:"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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