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Kenai, AK
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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 7,653 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kenai is the eighth largest community in Alaska.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kenai spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.68 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Kenai is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Kenai who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.28% of the adults in Kenai have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kenai in 2018 was $33,422, which is middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,688 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, Scottish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Kenai is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.


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