Kenai, Alaska Population 2022

7,858
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Kenai is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. Kenai has a 2020 population of 7,858. Kenai is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 10.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,137 in 2010.

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 $1,023 per month, and the median house value is $229,000. The median age in Kenai is 37.6 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Kenai Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenaiwas:

  • White: 71.53%
  • Native American: 12.23%
  • Two or more races: 7.99%
  • Asian: 3.28%
  • Other race: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.21%
The current population of Kenai, Alaska is 7,858 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,858.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,137.

Kenai, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,57971.53%
Black or African American1271.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native95412.23%
Asian2563.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander941.21%
Some Other Race1662.13%
Two or More Races6237.99%
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Kenai Population by Race

Kenai Population Pyramid 2022

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Kenai Median Age

36.3


Total

36.7


Male

34.9


Female

Kenai Adults

There are 5,856 adults, (1,102 of whom are seniors) in Kenai.

Kenai Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenai Sex Ratio

Female

3,884

49.80%

Male

3,915

50.20%

Kenai Population by Age

Kenai Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kenai Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All63.2%36.8%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
Female51.6%48.4%
Male46%54%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kenai Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9452.6363.2
Married1,3013.4977.6
Male1893.4246
Female1864.9551.6
Non Family1,2691.2952.7

3.49

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Kenai Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2144.07%
9th to 12th Grade3576.79%
High School Graduate1,69932.29%
Some College1,68231.97%
Associates Degree2955.61%
Bachelors Degree53710.21%
Graduate Degree4779.07%
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Kenai Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenai Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black10910934
Hispanic30725880
Asian12311028
White3,8833,572852
Other Race16511619
Native American60348748
2+ Races2301756
Islander6841

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%.

Kenai Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,852$50,552$31,328
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$43,016$47,262$23,792
Some College$37,119$43,845$27,125
Bachelors Degree$55,954$81,888$26,641
Graduate Degree$66,818$51,406$73,185

$42,852

Average Earnings

$50,552

Average Male

$31,328

Average Female

Kenai Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenai Language by Age

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Kenai Language

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.

Kenai Language

Kenai Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2568432.81%
Native95020521.58%
Multiple62211117.85%
Hispanic4347517.28%
White5,46775113.74%
Black1241512.10%
Other36NaN%

15.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.23%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenai

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%.

Kenai Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.32%
High School19.72%
Some College12.34%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Kenai Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.09%
Male Unemployed46.54%
Female Employed6.15%
Female Unemployed20.30%

Kenai Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenai Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,612$86,573
Families$88,041$93,185
Married Families$97,926-
Non Families$45,030$72,909
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Income by Household Type

Kenai Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kenai Marital Status by Race

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Kenai Marital Status

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647

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War199
First Gulf War124
Vietnam166
Korea45
World War II18

Kenai Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3497
35 to 54128
55 to 64173
65 to 74112
75+137

Kenai Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White51811.91%
Black1311.61%
Native American304.52%
2+ Races8628.38%

Kenai Veterans by Race

Kenai Veterans by Education

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14.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenai Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kenai Employment by Age

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Kenai Employment by Race

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Kenai Employment by Education

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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47.03%

Born in Kenai

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

1.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Kenai Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403000.00%
19609006005.65%
19703,5332,63314.65%
19804,3247912.04%
19906,3272,0033.88%
20006,9426150.93%
20107,1371950.28%
20117,230931.30%
20127,3351051.45%
20137,4481131.54%
20147,538901.21%
20157,628901.19%
20167,7411131.48%
20177,763220.28%
20187,790270.35%
20197,807170.22%
20207,824170.22%
20217,841170.22%
20227,858170.22%

Kenai Population by Year