Nikiski, Alaska Population 2021

4,316
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Nikiski is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. Nikiski has a 2020 population of 4,316. Nikiski is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,493 in 2010. Nikiski reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Nikiski is $74,765 with a poverty rate of 14.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,131 per month, and the median house value is $214,900. 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: 79.52%
  • Native American: 12.05%
  • Two or more races: 6.49%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.60%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nikiski, Alaska is 4,316 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,316.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,493.

Nikiski, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,43279.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native52012.05%
Two or More Races2806.49%
Some Other Race420.97%
Asian260.60%
Black or African American160.37%
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Nikiski Population by Race

Nikiski Population Pyramid $2021

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Nikiski Median Age

44.9


Total

42.5


Male

48.5


Female

Nikiski Adults

There are 3,352 adults, (856 of whom are seniors) in Nikiski.

Nikiski Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Nikiski Sex Ratio

Female

1,950

45.18%

Male

2,366

54.82%

Nikiski Population by Age

Nikiski Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nikiski Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male66.5%33.5%
Female72.6%27.4%
All84.1%15.9%
Married84.4%15.6%
Non Family90.9%9.1%

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nikiski Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5502.7784.1
Married7863.3484.4
Non Family5191.3590.9
Male1613.5866.5
Female844.6572.6

3.29

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Nikiski Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade230.73%
9th to 12th Grade2136.79%
High School Graduate1,16437.08%
Some College91629.18%
Associates Degree33510.67%
Bachelors Degree34010.83%
Graduate Degree1484.71%
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Nikiski Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nikiski Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6342,444469
Native American335328
2+ Races998217
Hispanic4111
Asian26262
Other Race242
Black1212

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 17.81%.

Nikiski Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,250$57,098$25,357
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$24,643$32,115$22,653
Some College$50,515$85,152$31,650
Bachelors Degree$60,577$59,583$61,154
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,250

Average Earnings

$57,098

Average Male

$25,357

Average Female

Nikiski Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nikiski Language by Age

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Nikiski Language

92.68% of Nikiski residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.20% of the population.

Nikiski Language

Nikiski Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,41036810.79%
Multiple28013648.57%
Native52012524.04%
Hispanic732230.14%
Black1616100.00%

14.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.02%

Male Poverty Rate

13.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nikiski

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nikiski is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nikiski is White, with 10.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.83%.

Nikiski Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.34%
High School15.55%
Some College7.91%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%

Nikiski Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.13%
Female Unemployed45.95%
Male Employed8.68%
Female Employed6.79%

Nikiski Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nikiski Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,583$74,765
Families$68,641$89,063
Married Families$85,882-
Non Families$32,472$37,142
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Income by Household Type

Nikiski Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

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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598

Number of Veterans

582

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam259
First Gulf War187
Second Gulf War112
Korea34
World War II31

Nikiski Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74153
55 to 64142
75+134
35 to 54126
18 to 3443

Nikiski Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White54519.80%
Native American358.31%
2+ Races1818.18%

Nikiski Veterans by Race

Nikiski Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nikiski Veterans by Education

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48.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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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39.78%

Born in Nikiski

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

0.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.17% of Nikiski residents were born in the United States, with 39.78% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,3160.00%
20204,3160.00%
20194,316-259-5.66%
20184,575-153-3.24%
20174,728-301-5.99%
20165,02948010.55%
20154,549130.29%
20144,536-131-2.81%
20134,667-41-0.87%
20124,7083257.42%
20114,383-110-2.45%
20104,4930.00%

Nikiski Population by Year