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Kachemak city, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kachemak had a population of 556 as of July 1, 2023. 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 -151.4363 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 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, 2023)


Total Population 556 (100%)
Population in Households 556 (100.0%)
Population in Families 359 (64.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 332
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $71,999
Average Household Income $99,572
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $48,353
Wealth Index5 95
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (47.1)


Total HU (Housing Units) 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $328,409
Average Home Value $374,261
Housing Affordability Index3 91


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 113
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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.08% -0.29%
Households 1.29% 0.15%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   -2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.54%
Owner Occupied HU   2.17%

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, 2023 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 # 109 69th
Population Density # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 82 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 212 60th
Per Capita Income # 31 92nd
Diversity Index # 248 30th

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