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Kenai is in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The community was named for local Athapaskan tribe.

The latitude of Kenai is 60.554N. The longitude is -151.258W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,347.


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Median household income
Local
$45,962
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kenai demographic reports
Kenai is on the Kenai Peninsula.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Kenai
· Pavlovskaya
Kenai was once a Russian trading post.

The community grew in the 1960s with offshore oil discoveries in Cook Inlet.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: K'beq, Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Kenai residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kenai ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kenai was $20,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Kenai residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kenai, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $555.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $993.


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Libraries in Kenai include Kenai Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kenai include Kenai Peninsula Clarion

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KDLL.

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The average commute time for Kenai workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Kenai include Blonde Bear Bed & Breakfast, Kenai Landing.

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