Nikiski, Alaska Population 2022

4,448
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Nikiski is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 4,448, it is the 24th largest city in Alaska and the 7099th largest city in the United States. Nikiski is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,456 in 2020. Spanning over 76 miles, Nikiski has a population density of 64 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nikiski is $74,765 with a poverty rate of 13.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,315 per month, and the median house value is $239,800. The median age in Nikiski is 44.9 years, 42.5 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Nikiski Demographics

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

  • White: 81.89%
  • Native American: 9.09%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Black or African American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nikiski, Alaska is 4,448 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,456.

Nikiski, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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Nikiski Population by Race

Nikiski Population Pyramid 2022

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Nikiski Median Age

37


Total

35.7


Male

39.8


Female

Nikiski Adults

There are 3,254 adults, (792 of whom are seniors) in Nikiski.

Nikiski Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Nikiski Sex Ratio

Female

1,920

44.40%

Male

2,404

55.60%

Nikiski Population by Age

Nikiski Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nikiski Household Types

84.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nikiski Households and Families

3.59

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Nikiski Households by Type

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Nikiski Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nikiski 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 white people with a rate of 16.85%.

Nikiski Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,622

Average Earnings

$51,389

Average Male

$30,027

Average Female

Nikiski Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nikiski Language by Age

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Nikiski Language

93.63% of Nikiski residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Nikiski Language

Nikiski Poverty by Race

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13.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

10.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nikiski

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nikiski is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nikiski is Hispanic, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.77%.

Nikiski Poverty

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Nikiski Poverty Rate by Education

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Nikiski Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nikiski Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Nikiski Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Nikiski Married by Age and Sex

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Nikiski 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 35-44.

Nikiski Marital Status by Race

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Nikiski Marital Status

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514

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Nikiski Veterans by War

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Nikiski Veterans by Age

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Nikiski Veterans by Race

Nikiski Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nikiski Veterans by Education

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48.6%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Nikiski Employment by Age

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Nikiski Employment by Race

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Nikiski 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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42.83%

Born in Nikiski

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of Nikiski residents were born in the United States, with 42.83% having been born in Alaska. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Nikiski Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Nikiski Population by Year