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Total population: 7,945 (Urban population: 4,775 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 3,170 (all nonfarm))

Kenai,AK index of house prices


Houses: 2,986 (2,622 occupied: 1,576 owner occupied, 1,046 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

40%

Housing density: 100 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $686 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $828)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $664


Median gross rent in Kenai, AK in 2009: $766


Housing units in Kenai with a mortgage: 1,093 (65 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 202


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $67,885


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,292


Median monthly housing costs: $912





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Kenai, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $164,703 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Kenai:

$164,703
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,013 - $213,991

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $200,715
Here:

$200,715
State:

$264,617

In 2-unit structures: $126,309
Here:

$126,309
State:

$253,086

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,306
Here:

$289,306
State:

$248,602

Mobile homes: $36,884
Here:

$36,884
State:

$42,305

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,924
  • In family households: 5,819 (1,347 male householders, 426 female householders)
    1,358 spouses, 2,304 children (2,078 natural, 30 adopted, 196 stepchildren), 74 grandchildren, 34 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 86 other relatives, 168 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,105 (510 male householders (381 living alone)), 385 female householders (344 living alone)), 210 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 666 2-persons, 384 3-persons, 409 4-persons, 211 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 725 1-person, 130 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 4 5-persons.

1,485 married couples with children.
621 single-parent households (161 men, 460 women).

95.2% of residents of Kenai speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 159 (2.3%)
(43.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenai, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 405
  • 6 rooms: 297
  • 7 rooms: 244
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9 or more rooms: 159
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 134
  • 3 rooms: 196
  • 4 rooms: 267
  • 5 rooms: 260
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenai, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 300
  • 3 bedrooms: 861
  • 4 bedrooms: 278
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
  • no bedroom: 63
  • 1 bedroom: 288
  • 2 bedrooms: 391
  • 3 bedrooms: 243
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenai, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 65
  • 1 vehicle: 443
  • 2 vehicles: 713
  • 3 vehicles: 254
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 12
  • no vehicle: 155
  • 1 vehicle: 548
  • 2 vehicles: 292
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 24
  • 2000 to 2004: 155
  • 1990 to 1999: 419
  • 1980 to 1989: 659
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,039
  • 1960 to 1969: 818
  • 1950 to 1959: 109
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 14

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Kenai, AK house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Kenai, AK:

  • Less than $10,000: 38
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 19
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 8
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 21
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 18
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 12
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 3
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 14
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 16
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 17
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 84
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 192
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 362
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 213
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 330
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 286
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 91
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 27
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 41
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 6
  • $1,000,000 or more: 4
 


Kenai rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Kenai:

  • Less than $100: 18 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 6
  • $200 to $249: 21
  • $250 to $299: 9
  • $300 to $349: 23
  • $350 to $399: 7
  • $400 to $449: 59
  • $450 to $499: 10
  • $500 to $549: 84
  • $550 to $599: 73
  • $600 to $649: 14
  • $650 to $699: 82
  • $700 to $749: 86
  • $750 to $799: 156
  • $800 to $899: 125
  • $900 to $999: 157
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 100
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 21
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 31
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 112
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 39
  • 1990 to 1994: 27
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 36
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 22


Kenai, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.2%
Number of people working at home: 52 (1.9% of all workers)


Kenai commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 254
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 570
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 633
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 519
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 316
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 85
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 122
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 15
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 16
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 43
  • 90 or more minutes: 167
 


Kenai mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,092 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 289 (10%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (1%)
  • Walked: 102 (4%)
  • Other means: 232 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (2%)
 


Kenai, AK household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 160
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 183
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 203
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 170
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 141
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 217
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 89
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 146
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 97
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 229
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 331
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 408
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 184
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 35
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 60
  • $200,000 or more: 15
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1500
 German: 955
 Irish: 586
 United States or American: 475
 English: 449
 Norwegian: 286
 Scotch-Irish: 200
 Italian: 181
 French (except Basque): 156
 Dutch: 108
 Scottish: 99
 Swedish: 77
 European: 62
 Polish: 54
 Finnish: 53
 French Canadian: 45
 Swiss: 43
 Scandinavian: 41
 Danish: 38
 Russian: 35
 Czech: 27
 British West Indian: 18
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 18
 Welsh: 18
 Lithuanian: 18
 Austrian: 17
 Slovak: 16
 Czechoslovakian: 15
 Greek: 14
 Yugoslavian: 13
 Hungarian: 13
 Celtic: 12
 British: 9
 Canadian: 7
 Croatian: 7
 Lebanese: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 6
 Pennsylvania German: 6
 Arab:: 6
 Northern European: 5
 Basque: 5
 Portuguese: 3


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Philippines (47%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)


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

  • This state: 2458
  • Northeast: 353
  • Midwest: 895
  • South: 829
  • West: 2178

43% of Kenai residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Alaska.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6
  • 7th and 8th grade: 34
  • 9th grade: 24
  • 10th grade: 19
  • 11th grade: 46
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 59
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 718
  • Less than 1 year of college: 183
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 509
  • Associate degree: 101
  • Bachelor's degree: 230
  • Master's degree: 76
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 58
  • 9th grade: 39
  • 10th grade: 58
  • 11th grade: 44
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 61
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 654
  • Less than 1 year of college: 229
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 496
  • Associate degree: 155
  • Bachelor's degree: 239
  • Master's degree: 70
  • Professional school degree: 20
  • Doctorate degree: 7

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 13.1%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 8.7%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 20.9%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 25.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 16.1%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 30.8%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 8.6%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 20.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $63,857
  • Black householders: $45,725
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $45,418
  • Asian householders: $66,437
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $123,087
  • Some other race householders: $83,870
  • Two or more races householders: $50,978
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $85,668
Kenai household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Kenai household income for Black householders
Kenai household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Kenai household income for Asian householders
Kenai household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Kenai household income for Some other race householders
Kenai household income for Two or more races householders
Kenai household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Kenai marital status for males
Kenai marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $173,395
  • Black or African American householders: $127,386
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $135,329
  • Asian householders: $137,427
  • Some other race householders: $243,533
  • Two or more races householders: $147,318
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $243,533

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,728
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 139
  • 3 or 4: 410
  • 5 to 9: 139
  • 10 to 19: 75
  • 20 to 49: 266
  • Mobile homes: 177
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kenai:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenai
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (95.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Electricity (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (72.7%)
  • Electricity (20.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

5.8%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

1.5%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

13.9%
Alaska:

14.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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