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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nikiskiwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Nikiski
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.