Kachemak city, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kachemak city, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kachemak had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2016. Kachemak city ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kachemak city is located at latitude 59.6745 and longitude -151.4368 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kachemak (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The City of Kachemak (GNIS ID: 2419402) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The City of Kachemak is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kachemak city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kachemak city, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 521
Population in Households 518
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 307
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $362,069
Average Home Value $369,845


Median Household Income $54,984
Average Household Income $81,428
Per Capita Income $40,207
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.59% 1.24%
Households 1.38% 1.15%
Families 1.19% 1.02%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kachemak city, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kachemak city to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 117 67th
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 261 26th
Median Household Income # 124 65th
Per Capita Income # 26 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.