Kenai Peninsula Borough AK Information


Kenai Peninsula Borough Subdivisions

Kenai Peninsula Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 58,826 (100%)
Population in Households 56,857 (96.7%)
Population in Families 44,349 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,969 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 4
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $65,652
Average Household Income $94,942
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $38,697
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 32,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,436 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,516 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,035 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $280,149
Average Home Value $336,212
Housing Affordability Index3 110


Total Households 23,952
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 14,721
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.02% 0.20%
Households 0.15% 0.29%
Families   0.16%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%


Kenai Peninsula Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenai Peninsula Borough to the other 30 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 4 90th
Population Density # 5 87th
Median Household Income # 18 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 9 30th
Per Capita Income # 9 73rd
Diversity Index # 25 20th

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