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Kenai, Alaska

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Welcome to Kenai ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Kenai has a population of 7,778 people<1> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Kenai is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Kenai lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kenai is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Kenai: 99611<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kenai had a population of 7,100 people.

The population of Kenai represents 1% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,100 people, the population of Kenai increased 2.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,942 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Kenai had an population of 7,778 people. This is an increase of 9.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.04% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kenai.

Websites for Kenai ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kenai. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenai.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kenai:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kenai ...

Looking for more information about Kenai? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kenai, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kenai.

Communities near Kenai ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Soldotna   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Salamatof   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Ridgeway   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Port Nikiski   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kalifornsky   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Nikishka   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Nikiski   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Cohoe   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kasilof   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Sterling   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Kenai

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Kenai.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kenai:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenai.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kenai). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kenai or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kenai) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kenai. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kenai

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenai. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5602, Longitude: -151.2500     [Map].






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