Kenai, Alaska Population 2020

7,814
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Kenai is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 7,814, it is the 7th largest city in Alaska and the 3683rd largest city in the United States. Kenai is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 10.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,100 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Kenai has a population density of 268 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kenai is $85,531 with a poverty rate of 13.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $947 per month, and the median house value is $233,200. The median age in Kenai is 37.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.7 males.

Kenai Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenai was:

  • White: 74.67%
  • Native American: 13.44%
  • Two or more races: 6.40%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Other race: 1.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
The current population of Kenai, Alaska is 7,814, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,778.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,100.

Kenai, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,74074.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,03313.44%
Two or More Races4926.40%
Asian1702.21%
Some Other Race1221.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander881.14%
Black or African American420.55%
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Kenai Population Pyramid 2020

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Kenai Median Age

37.7


Total

36.2


Male

40.2


Female

Kenai Adults

There are 5,753 adults, (1,132 of whom are seniors) in Kenai.

Kenai Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenai Sex Ratio

Female

3,830

49.82%

Male

3,857

50.18%

Kenai Households and Families

Kenai Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kenai Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All62.5%37.5%
Non Family53.4%46.6%
Male51.4%48.6%
Female20.3%79.7%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1172.4562.5
Non Family1,3981.2953.4
Married1,2433.3384.3
Female2953.5920.3
Male1813.4651.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kenai Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1743.37%
9th to 12th Grade53410.33%
High School Graduate1,71933.26%
Some College1,38626.82%
Associates Degree3396.56%
Bachelors Degree59611.53%
Graduate Degree4208.13%
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Kenai Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0313,570893
Native American54244617
Hispanic32327082
Multiple Races1491228
Other Race1216827
Asian793016
Islander4422
Black323232

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 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,754$52,660$35,123
Less Than High School$32,379$31,048$
High School Grad$37,333$44,762$27,647
Some College$40,014$42,794$32,292
Bachelors Degree$56,167$79,920$24,712
Graduate Degree$70,833$63,625$77,983

$41,754

Average Earnings

$52,660

Average Male

$35,123

Average Female

Kenai Language

Kenai Language by Age

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Kenai Language

91.05% of Kenai residents speak only English, while 8.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.67% of the population.

Kenai Poverty

Kenai Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,48257110.42%
Native1,02222622.11%
Multiple4888617.62%
Hispanic4098019.56%
Asian1704627.06%
Black421023.81%

13.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.93%

Male Poverty Rate

16.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenai

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenai is Asian, with 27.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenai is White, with 10.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.78%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.19%
High School19.84%
Some College7.77%
Bachelors or Greater1.28%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.53%
Female Employed9.08%
Male Employed6.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Kenai Income

Kenai Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,007$85,531
Families$82,083$97,105
Married Families$99,159-
Non Families$37,313$67,688
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Kenai Marital Status

Kenai Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenai Married by Age and Sex

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Kenai Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kenai Marital Status by Race

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Kenai Veterans

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587

Number of Veterans

554

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam155
Second Gulf War102
First Gulf War58
Korea53
World War II48
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64166
75+151
65 to 74118
35 to 5484
18 to 3468
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Name Veterans % of Total
White52011.39%
Indian456.71%
2 or More2211.28%

Kenai Veterans by Education

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9.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenai Employment Status

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64%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.08%

Born in Alaska

96.34%

Native Born

3.66%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

2.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.34% of Kenai residents were born in the United States, with 41.08% having been born in Alaska. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,814180.23%
20197,796180.23%
20187,778170.22%
20177,761180.23%
20167,7431121.47%
20157,631901.19%
20147,541901.21%
20137,4511141.55%
20127,3371051.45%
20117,232941.32%
20107,1381960.28%
20006,9426150.93%
19906,3272,0033.88%
19804,3247912.04%
19703,5332,63314.65%
19609006005.65%
19403000.00%