Kenai is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 7,488, it is the 13th largest city in Alaska and the 5088th largest city in the United States. Kenai is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually but its population has decreased by -3.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,799 in 2020. Spanning over 36 miles, Kenai has a population density of 257 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kenai is $82,662 with a poverty rate of 15.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kenai is 37.6 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenaiwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.19%.
91.15% of Kenai residents speak only English, while 8.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.57% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenai is Asian, with 32.81% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenai is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.94%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Kenai
96.35% of Kenai residents were born in the United States, with 47.03% having been born in Alaska. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.