Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska


Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Infobox U.S. County
county = Kenai Peninsula Borough
state = Alaska


founded =
seat = Soldotna | area_total_sq_mi =16013
area_water_sq_mi =8741
area percentage = 35.31%
census yr = 2000
pop = 49691
density_km2 =1
web = www.borough.kenai.ak.us
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Kenai Peninsula Borough is a borough of the U.S. state of Alaska with a population of 49,700 at the 2000 census. The borough seat is Soldotna. The borough includes the Kenai Peninsula and adjacent areas of the mainland of Alaska.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 24,800 square miles (64,100 km²), of which, 16,000 square miles (41,500 km²) of it is land and 8,700 square miles (22,600 km²) of it is water. The total area is 35% 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)
* Chugach National Forest (part)
* Katmai National Park and Preserve (part)
* Kenai Fjords National Park
* Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
* Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (part)

Ecology

Bear Lake, near Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, has been the site of salmon enhancement activities since 1962. [cite web
url=http://www.ciaanet.org/content_sub1.asp?SUB1_ID=21&CAT_ID=5&SUB_ID=10
title=Project Bear Lake
publisher=
accessdate=2007-02-03
]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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 [http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=2&county_id=122&mode=geographic&zip=&place_id=&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r] .

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.

Cities and towns


See also

Kenai Peninsula Borough 2006 Arctic Winter Games

References

External links

*dmoz|Regional/North_America/United_States/Alaska/Boroughs_and_Census_Areas/Kenai_Peninsula


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