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Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2016: 57,866 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 49,691 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,109
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,137
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,581
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,915 (it was 4,857 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

37%

Land area: 16013 sq. mi.

Water area: 8741.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenai Peninsula Borough: 104.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Construction (14.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK (2017)
    • 46,04492.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2948.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3,0796.2%Two or more races
    • 2,3354.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8521.7%Asian alone
    • 2970.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1920.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 830.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years
Males: 30,139  (52.1%)
Females: 27,727  (47.9%)
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Average household size:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,790 ($46,397 in 1999)
This county:

$63,790
Alaska:

$73,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $830 (lower quartile is $609, upper quartile is $1,089)
This county:

$830
State:

$1085


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $229,173 (it was $115,300 in 2000)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

$229,173
Alaska:

$273,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,869 - $319,774

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $270,005
Here:

$270,005
State:

$304,565

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,170
Here:

$276,170
State:

$263,324

In 2-unit structures: $260,188
Here:

$260,188
State:

$301,762

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,294
Here:

$258,294
State:

$248,229

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,558
Here:

$244,558
State:

$162,357

Mobile homes: $43,725
Here:

$43,725
State:

$42,043

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $585,979
Here:

$585,979
State:

$145,398

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,483
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $437

Institutionalized population: 1,104
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,749 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,469 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

12.0%
Alaska:

11.1%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 2.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.6% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.6 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 38.3 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 46.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 35.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kenai Peninsula Borough is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $707 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $969 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kenai, Kalifornsky, Sterling, Nikiski, Homer, Soldotna, Seward, Ridgeway, Anchor Point, Diamond Ridge.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kenai Peninsula Borough: Tunnel (A), Skilak Guard Station (B), Porcupine Campground (C), Grandview (D), Indian Village (E), Granite Creek Guard Station (F), Granite Creek Campground (G), Shield (H), Minnie Andacher Homestead (I), Stelters Ranch (J), Stillwell (K), Spencer (L), Shirttail Creek Farms (M), Hunter (N), Bertha Creek Campground (O), Meadow Creek Camp (P), Crescent Creek Campground (Q), Snoring Inn (R), Resurrection River Cabin (S), Upper Russian Lake Cabin (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sunrise Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kayak Islands (A), Kelly Lake (B), Kenaitze Lake (C), Killdeer Lake (D), King Lake (E), Kit Lake (F), Kolomin Lake (G), Konchanee Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Stetson Creek (A), Tonsina Creek (B), Spokane Creek (C), Trail Creek (D), Tenderfoot Creek (E), King County Creek (F), Tributary Creek (G), Snow River (H), Sixmile Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kenai Peninsula Borough include: Kachemak Bay State Park (1), Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park (2), Safety Cove State Marine Park (3), Thumb Cove State Marine Park (4), Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (5), Kenai Fjords National Park (6), Turnagain Pass Winter Sports Area (7), Sunrise City Historic District (8), Taylors Creek Winter Sports Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bethel Census Area , Wade Hampton Census Area .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%

Unemployment by year in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
County total employment by year in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
County average yearly wages by year in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Current college students: 1,623
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,710 (56.2% naturalized citizens)

Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6672010 or later
  • 2812000 to 2009
  • 1941990 to 1999
  • 3131980 to 1989
  • 1751970 to 1979
  • 550Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.7%

Kenai Peninsula Borough marital status for males Kenai Peninsula Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,848
  • One, attached: 617
  • Two: 960
  • 3 or 4: 1,326
  • 5 to 9: 674
  • 10 to 19: 641
  • 20 to 49: 450
  • 50 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 1,631
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 61

Housing units in Kenai Peninsula Borough with a mortgage: 8,758 (97 second mortgage, 314 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,671

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kenai Peninsula Borough

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-
Kenai Peninsula Borough Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

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.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
State:

27.8%

Agriculture in Kenai Peninsula Borough:

Average size of farms: 370 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,976
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,424
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,382
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.54%
Vegetables: 1 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Kenai Peninsula Borough-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 813% 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 122.9 miles away from Kenai Peninsula Borough 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 244.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 252.5 miles away from the county 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 311.6 miles away from Kenai Peninsula Borough center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kenai Peninsula Borough

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,281 (70.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,318 (10.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 241 (1.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,061 (4.6%)
  • Bicycle: 107 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,330 (5.7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,837 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (27%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Greece (4%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Argentina (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kenai Peninsula Borough


  • German (12%)
  • English (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska in 2000:

  • 825 people in state prisons
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 58 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 40 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in military ships
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska in 2010:

  • 918 people in state prisons
  • 318 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 97 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 69 people in college/university student housing
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $79,666.

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.63% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($24,135 average AGI)
4.22% relocated from other states ($32,970 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.22%
Alaska average:

5.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($49,517)
from King County, WA  0.11% ($47,962)
from Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK  0.11% ($50,600)
from Kodiak Island Borough, AK  0.10% ($58,174)


6.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
2.29% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($19,637 average AGI)
4.32% relocated to other states ($35,744 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.32%
Alaska average:

5.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($59,846)
to Spokane County, WA  0.09% ($51,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kenai Peninsula Borough
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,302 (5,040 aged, 1,262 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,502 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (395)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (346)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (217)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (209)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (155)
  • Unspecified dementia (133)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (132)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (123)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (98)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 190.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.6
  • Other - 56.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,866
  • In family households: 45,771 (6,545 male householders, 7,252 female householders)
    10,919 spouses, 16,442 children (15,365 natural, 562 adopted, 536 stepchildren), 752 grandchildren, 598 brothers or sisters, 710 parents, 992 other relatives, 1,425 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,286 (4,268 male householders (3,318 living alone)), 3,488 female householders (2,942 living alone)), 2,522 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,812

Size of family households: 7,199 2-persons, 2,505 3-persons, 2,272 4-persons, 1,028 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 410 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,256 1-person, 1,348 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 35 4-persons.

9,464 married couples with children.
2,620 single-parent households (931 men, 1,689 women).

93.7% of residents of Kenai Peninsula Borough speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $294,337,000 ($5,708 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,565,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,369,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,568,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,829,000
Federal grants: $106,042,000
Federal procurement contracts: $25,247,000 ($3,918,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,282,000 ($434,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,627,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $46,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,926,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,287
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,594
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +119
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +530
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.59 millions of gallons per day (77% from ground, 23% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Year house built in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • 7182014 or later
  • 6552010 to 2013
  • 6,8542000 to 2009
  • 5,4961990 to 1999
  • 8,4121980 to 1989
  • 5,6481970 to 1979
  • 2,3511960 to 1969
  • 8981950 to 1959
  • 3541940 to 1949
  • 3221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • 2341 room
  • 6692 rooms
  • 1,3523 rooms
  • 2,9984 rooms
  • 3,0385 rooms
  • 2,5636 rooms
  • 1,8297 rooms
  • 1,1868 rooms
  • 1,4699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • 3751 room
  • 7332 rooms
  • 1,4523 rooms
  • 1,3014 rooms
  • 1,1735 rooms
  • 4756 rooms
  • 2707 rooms
  • 1758 rooms
  • 1889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • 261no bedroom
  • 1,4731 bedroom
  • 3,8942 bedrooms
  • 6,5573 bedrooms
  • 2,4654 bedrooms
  • 6995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • 360no bedroom
  • 1,4711 bedroom
  • 2,1442 bedrooms
  • 1,6153 bedrooms
  • 3674 bedrooms
  • 1745+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai Peninsula Borough in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai Peninsula Borough in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 502no vehicle
  • 3,7961 vehicle
  • 6,3542 vehicles
  • 3,3023 vehicles
  • 9484 vehicles
  • 3975+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai Peninsula Borough in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai Peninsula Borough in renter-occupied apartments
  • 947no vehicle
  • 2,5791 vehicle
  • 2,0842 vehicles
  • 4433 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

83.2% of Kenai Peninsula Borough residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alaska.

Kenai Peninsula Borough:

83.2%
State average:

81.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,985
  • Other state: 32,921
  • Northeast: 2,913
  • Midwest: 9,062
  • South: 4,693
  • West: 16,294
Year householders moved into unit in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenai Peninsula Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.1%Wood
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 818
Here:

14.3%
Alaska:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 418
Here:

13.3%
Alaska:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 108
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

12.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kenai Peninsula Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,331,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $221,947,000
    Other: $3,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $38,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $10,839,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $201,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $203,175,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $142,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,802,000
    Regular Highways: $9,762,000
    General - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $6,484,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,063,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,906,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    Police Protection: $649,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $233,000
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $13,595,000
    Total Other Securities: $365,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $361,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $198,000
    Benefit Payments: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,911,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Education: $724,000
    Natural Resources: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,816,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,421,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,803,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,735,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,118,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,238,000
    Sale of Property: $465,000
    Special Assessments: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $12,166,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,937,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,092,000
    General - Other: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,429,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $101,076,000
    Other: $5,830,000
    Highways: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,141,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,704,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,117,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,218,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,035,000

Kenai Peninsula Borough government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,331,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $221,947,000
    Other: $3,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $38,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $10,839,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $201,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $203,175,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $142,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,802,000
    Regular Highways: $9,762,000
    General - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $6,484,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,063,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,906,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    Police Protection: $649,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $233,000
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $13,595,000
    Total Other Securities: $365,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $361,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $198,000
    Benefit Payments: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,911,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Education: $724,000
    Natural Resources: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,816,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,421,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,803,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,735,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,118,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,238,000
    Sale of Property: $465,000
    Special Assessments: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $12,166,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,937,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,092,000
    General - Other: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,429,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $101,076,000
    Other: $5,830,000
    Highways: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,141,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,704,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,117,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,218,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,035,000

Kenai Peninsula Borough government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,331,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $221,947,000
    Other: $3,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $38,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $10,839,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $201,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $203,175,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $142,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,802,000
    Regular Highways: $9,762,000
    General - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $6,484,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,063,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,906,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    Police Protection: $649,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $233,000
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $13,595,000
    Total Other Securities: $365,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $361,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $198,000
    Benefit Payments: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,911,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Education: $724,000
    Natural Resources: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,816,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,421,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,803,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,735,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,118,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,238,000
    Sale of Property: $465,000
    Special Assessments: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $12,166,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,937,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,092,000
    General - Other: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,429,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $101,076,000
    Other: $5,830,000
    Highways: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,141,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,704,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,117,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,218,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,035,000

Kenai Peninsula Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,331,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $221,947,000
    Other: $3,089,000
    Solid Waste Management: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $652,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $38,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $10,839,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,686,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $201,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $203,175,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $142,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,802,000
    Regular Highways: $9,762,000
    General - Other: $9,479,000
    Financial Administration: $6,484,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,063,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,906,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,759,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $862,000
    Police Protection: $649,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $233,000
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $13,595,000
    Total Other Securities: $365,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $361,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $198,000
    Benefit Payments: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,911,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Education: $724,000
    Natural Resources: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,816,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,421,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,803,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,735,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,118,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,238,000
    Sale of Property: $465,000
    Special Assessments: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $12,166,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,937,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,092,000
    General - Other: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,429,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $101,076,000
    Other: $5,830,000
    Highways: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,141,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,704,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,117,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,218,000
    Other License: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,035,000

Most common first names in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14471.5 years
Robert11868.4 years
James11069.4 years
William10168.6 years
Mary7675.8 years
George6172.7 years
Charles6073.7 years
David5255.2 years
Donald4669.3 years
Dorothy4373.8 years
Most common last names in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5168.3 years
Johnson3370.0 years
Anderson2865.4 years
Jones2369.2 years
Brown2367.4 years
Nelson2278.0 years
Miller2265.8 years
Wilson2272.1 years
Martin1873.7 years
Williams1859.9 years
Businesses in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's2McDonald's3
Best Western3New Balance1
Budget Car Rental1Nike1
Carl\s Jr.1Payless1
Curves2Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry2Safeway3
FedEx11Sears1
Ford1Starbucks4
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value3
Home Depot1U-Haul4
Kroger2UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Vons5
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Kenai Peninsula Borough on our top lists:

  • #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"