is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the city is 6,942.
Geography\nKenai is located at 60°33'31" North, 151°13'47" West (60.558738, -151.229616)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 92.0 km²
). 77.4 km² (29.9 mi²) of it is land and 14.6 km² (5.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.85% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 6,942 people, 2,622 households, and 1,788 families residing in the city. The population density
is 89.6/km² (232.2/mi²). There are 3,003 housing units at an average density of 38.8/km² (100.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.76% White
, 0.49% Black
or African American
, 8.74% Native American
, 1.66% Asian
, 0.23% Pacific Islander
, 1.12% from other races
, and 5.00% from two or more races. 3.82% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,622 households out of which 40.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% are non-families. 26.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $45,962, and the median income for a family is $56,856. Males have a median income of $48,371 versus $27,112 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,789. 9.8% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.5% are under the age of 18 and 4.2% are 65 or older.