Soldotna, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Soldotna, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Soldotna had a population of 4,453 as of July 1, 2016. Soldotna 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 Soldotna is located at latitude 60.4853 and longitude -151.069 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Soldotna (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Soldotna (GNIS ID: 2418857) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Soldotna 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 Soldotna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Soldotna: Kenai Junction, Soldatna.

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


Total Population 4,453
Population in Households 4,387
Population in Familes 3,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 646
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,821
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,094
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,037 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 784 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $228,086
Average Home Value $252,457


Median Household Income $53,512
Average Household Income $75,852
Per Capita Income $31,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.92%
Households 0.92% 0.79%
Families 0.6% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Soldotna, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soldotna 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 # 26 93rd
Population Density1 # 15 96th
Diversity Index2 # 177 50th
Median Household Income # 132 63rd
Per Capita Income # 94 74th

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