What is the current population of Kenai?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Kenai is 7,590. Kenai, Alaska is the 3,770th largest city in the US.

Kenai Geography [top]

What county is Kenai, Alaska in?

Kenai is located entirely in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

What is the size of Kenai, Alaska in square miles?

Kenai has an area of 28.6 square miles.

Kenai Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Kenai?

The current population of Kenai (7,590) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Kenai growing?

Kenai has grown 9.2% since the 2000. Kenai, Alaska's growth is about average. 44% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Kenai, Alaska?

Kenai has a population density of 248.3 people per square mile.

Kenai Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Kenai, Alaska?

The total voting age population of Kenai, Alaska, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,709. The voting age population is 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.5% of the residents of Kenai are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Kenai, Alaska?

The racial demographics of Kenai are 74.4% White, 12.0% American Indian, 6.7% Two or more races, 2.7% Asian, 2.1% Other, 1.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 0.8% Black. Additionally, 6.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska residents are below the poverty line?

In Kenai, 13.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 17.3%. On a per-household basis, 10.6% of families are below the poverty line in Kenai.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 61.3% of Kenai residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Kenai, Alaska residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.8% of Kenai residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 19.4% have a bachelor's degree and 8.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Kenai residents aged 5 and older, 10.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.

Kenai Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Kenai, Alaska?

The unemployment rate in Kenai is 7.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska residents work for the government?

In Kenai, 22.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Kenai, Alaska?

The median household income in Kenai is $61,348.

Kenai Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Kenai, Alaska?

In Kenai, 63.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Kenai, Alaska?

Renters occupy 36.6% of housing units in Kenai.

What percentage of Kenai, Alaska housing units were built after 2000?

In Kenai, 14.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 510 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Kenai, Alaska?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Kenai is $950.

What percentage of households in Kenai, Alaska have broadband internet?

In Kenai, 80.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Kenai Population By Year

Population Graph For Kenai
Year Population Rank in US
2021 7,590 3,770
2020 7,469 3,804
2019 7,807 3,675
2018 7,778 3,676
2017 7,790 3,647
2016 7,745 3,640
2015 7,661 3,642
2014 7,568 3,655
2013 7,452 3,671
2012 7,347 3,686
2011 7,255 3,711
2010 7,100 3,753
2000 6,946 3,558
1990 6,388 3,448

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3760 Pearsall, Texas 7,637 -0.3%
3761 Inverness, Florida 7,624 12.0%
3762 Houghton, Michigan 7,622 8.0%
3763 New Albany, Mississippi 7,618 -1.0%
3764 Hales Corners, Wisconsin 7,617 -1.6%
3765 Hubbard, Ohio 7,610 -8.0%
3766 Commerce, Georgia 7,604 38.7%
3767 Oak Ridge, North Carolina 7,595 83.6%
3768 Millersville, Pennsylvania 7,593 -2.2%
3769 Longboat Key, Florida 7,592 -0.1%
3770 Kenai, Alaska 7,590 9.2%
3771 Ojai, California 7,590 -3.5%
3772 Canfield, Ohio 7,588 2.5%
3773 Hartsville, South Carolina 7,588 0.3%
3774 Pittston, Pennsylvania 7,585 -6.1%
3775 Woodlake, California 7,577 13.5%
3776 Clear Lake, Iowa 7,574 -7.3%
3777 Ashland, Virginia 7,573 13.8%
3778 Marengo, Illinois 7,572 17.9%
3779 Dunellen, New Jersey 7,568 10.7%
3780 Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 7,564 -12.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alaska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3271 Wasilla 9,456 69.2%
3520 Sitka city and 8,407 -4.8%
3648 Ketchikan 8,037 -3.2%
3770 Kenai 7,590 9.2%
4227 Bethel 6,270 13.7%
4283 Palmer 6,094 26.9%
4453 Homer 5,719 17.9%
4570 Kodiak 5,458 -14.3%
4706 Utqiagvik 5,176
5132 Soldotna 4,444 18.0%
5422 Unalaska 4,009 -6.1%
5494 Valdez 3,907 -3.6%

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