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Kenai Peninsula Borough
Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
|Incorporated||January 1, 1964|
|Named for||Kenai Peninsula|
|• Total||24,752 sq mi (64,110 km2)|
|• Land||16,075 sq mi (41,630 km2)|
|• Water||8,677 sq mi (22,470 km2) 35.1%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−9 (Alaska)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−8 (ADT)|
The borough includes the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent areas of the mainland of Alaska.
The borough has a total area of 24,752 square miles (64,110 km2), of which 16,075 square miles (41,630 km2) is land and 8,677 square miles (22,470 km2) (3.4%) is water.
Adjacent boroughs and census areas
- Bethel Census Area, Alaska - northwest
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska - north
- Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska - north
- Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska - east
- Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska - west
- Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska - south
National protected areas
- Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (part of Gulf of Alaska unit)
- Chiswell Islands
- Tuxedni Wilderness
- Chugach National Forest (part)
- Katmai National Park and Preserve (part)
- Katmai Wilderness (part)
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (part)
- Lake Clark Wilderness (part)
Bear Lake, and the Trail Lakes, have been the site of salmon enhancement activities. Both sites are managed by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Some of the fish hatched at these facilities are released into the famous Homer fishing hole. Cook Inlet Keeper and the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council are groups that attempt to influence public policy on the use of the areas resources.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,700 people, 18,400 households, and 12,700 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 24,900 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 86% white, 7% Native American, 2% Hispanic or Latino (any race), and 4% from two or more races. Black or African Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders each were less than 1% of the population. Just under 1% were from other races combined. 1.92% reported speaking Russian at home, while 1.74% speak Spanish.
There were 18,400 households out of which 38% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55% were married couples living together, 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.2.
In the borough the population was spread out with 30% under the age of 18, 7% from 18 to 24, 30% from 25 to 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109 males; for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 110 males.
- Anchor Point
- Bear Creek
- Clam Gulch
- Cooper Landing
- Crown Point
- Diamond Ridge
- Fox River
- Fritz Creek
- Funny River
- Halibut Cove
- Happy Valley
- Lowell Point
- Moose Pass
- Point Possession
- Port Graham
- Seldovia Village
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