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Soldotna, Alaska

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Welcome to Soldotna (aka 'Soldatna') ...

The pronunciation of Soldotna: sol-DAHT-nuh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Soldotna has a population of 4,719 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Soldotna has also been called Soldatna.

The city of Soldotna is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Soldotna lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Soldotna: 99669<4>

Websites for Soldotna ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Soldotna had an population of 4,719 people. This is an increase of 13.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Soldotna had a population of 4,163 people.

The population of Soldotna represents 0.59% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,163 people, the population of Soldotna increased 10.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,759 people).

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

Communities near Soldotna ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Soldotna.

  • Kenai
  • Kalifornsky
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    • Kalifornsky lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Soldotna
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  • Sterling
  • Funny River
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    • Funny River lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Soldotna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Funny River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cohoe
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      • Cohoe lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Soldotna
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    • Kasilof
    • Salamatof
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      • Salamatof lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Soldotna
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    • Port Nikiski
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      • Port Nikiski lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Soldotna
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    • Nikishka
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      • Nikishka lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Soldotna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nikishka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nikiski

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Soldotna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Soldotna.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Soldotna. See our Newspapers Page for Soldotna.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Soldotna ...

Looking for more information about Soldotna? 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 Soldotna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Soldotna.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Soldotna. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Soldotna.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Soldotna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Soldotna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Soldotna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Soldotna) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Soldotna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Soldotna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soldotna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4909, Longitude: -151.0647    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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