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Encyclopedia > Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kenai Peninsula Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska. As of 2000, the population is 49,691. The borough seat is Soldotna. The borough includes the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent areas of the mainland of Alaska.



The borough has a total area of 64,114 km˛ (24,755 mi˛). 41,474 km˛ (16,013 mi˛) of it is land and 22,640 km˛ (8,741 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 35.31% water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

  • Bethel Census Area, Alaska - northwest
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska - north
  • Anchorage Municipality, Alaska - north
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska - east
  • Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska - west


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 49,691 people, 18,438 households, and 12,722 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1/km˛ (3/mi˛). There are 24,871 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 86.21% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 7.47% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 18,438 households out of which 38.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the borough the population is spread out with 29.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 108.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.90 males.

Cities and towns

  • Anchor Point
  • Bear Creek
  • Beluga
  • Clam Gulch
  • Cohoe
  • Cooper Landing
  • Crown Point
  • Diamond Ridge
  • Fox River
  • Fritz Creek
  • Funny River
  • Halibut Cove
  • Happy Valley
  • Homer
  • Hope
  • Kachemak
  • Kalifornsky
  • Kasilof
  • Kenai
  • Lowell Point
  • Miller Landing
  • Moose Pass
  • Nanwalek
  • Nikiski
  • Nikolaevsk
  • Ninilchik
  • Port Graham
  • Primrose
  • Ridgeway
  • Salamatof
  • Seldovia
  • Seldovia Village
  • Seward
  • Soldotna
  • Sterling
  • Sunrise
  • Tyonek
Regions of Alaska
Alaskan Bush | Interior | North Slope | Panhandle | South Central | Tanana Valley
Largest Cities
Anchorage | Barrow | Bethel | Fairbanks | Homer | Juneau | Kenai | Ketchikan | Kodiak | Kotzebue | Nome | Palmer | Petersburg | Seward | Sitka | Unalaska | Valdez | Wasilla
Boroughs and Census Areas
Aleutians East | Aleutians West | Anchorage | Bethel | Bristol Bay | Denali | Dillingham | Fairbanks North Star | Haines | Juneau | Kenai Peninsula | Ketchikan Gateway | Kodiak Island | Lake and Peninsula | Matanuska-Susitna | Nome | North Slope | Northwest Arctic | Prince of Wales - Outer Ketchikan | Sitka | Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon | Southeast Fairbanks | Valdez-Cordova | Wade Hampton | Wrangell-Petersburg | Yakutat | Yukon-Koyukuk

  Results from FactBites:
Alaska - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Alaska (4269 words)
The Aleutian Range, which is the spine of the Alaska Peninsula, is continued in the grass-covered, treeless Aleutian Islands; the climate there is unremittingly harsh—foggy, damp, and cold in the winter and subject to violent winds (williwaws).
The southern coast of Alaska is deeply indented by two inlets of the wide Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound Prince William Sound, large, irregular, islanded inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, S Alaska, E of the Kenai peninsula.
The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands have numerous volcanoes; Katmai National Park and Preserve Katmai National Park and Preserve (kăt`mī), at the northern end of the Alaska Peninsula on Shelikof Strait, S Alaska, comprising Katmai National Park (3,674,530 acres/1,487,664 hectares) and an adjoining preserve (418,699 acres/169,514 hectares).
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