Kenai is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 7,807 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kenai is the seventh largest community in Alaska.
Kenai is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kenai is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenai who work in food service (10.58%), teaching (9.28%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kenai has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kenai a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Kenai is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Kenai is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Kenai citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.40% of adults 25 and older in Kenai have a college degree.
The per capita income in Kenai in 2018 was $35,525, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,100 for a family of four. However, Kenai contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kenai is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kenai home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenai residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kenai include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Kenai is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.