Kenai, Alaska Population 2022

7,488
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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.

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 7,488 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,799.

Kenai, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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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

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kenai Households and Families

3.49

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Kenai Households by Type

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Kenai Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenai Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Kenai Educational Attainment by Race

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$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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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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Kenai Poverty Rate by Education

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Kenai Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenai Income by Household Type

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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

Kenai Veterans by War

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Kenai Veterans by Age

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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

Kenai Population by Year