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Kachemak city, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kachemak had a population of 487 as of July 1, 2019. 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 59.6744 and longitude -151.4365 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kachemak 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.


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Kachemak city, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kachemak city, AK Housing Affordability Index is 105
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Kachemak city, AK Wealth Index is 113
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 487 (100%)
Population in Households 484 (99.4%)
Population in Families 366 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 294
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,320
Average Household Income $87,380
Per Capita Income $43,961
Wealth Index4 113

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $348,113
Housing Affordability Index3 105
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 245
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.16%
Households 0.5% 0.24%
Families 0.37% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Kachemak city, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kachemak city to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 119 67th
Population Density # 30 92nd
Diversity Index # 248 30th
Median Household Income # 64 82nd
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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