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Income/capita 24%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 19%
IndexKenaiAlaskaNational
Income per capita$37,008$34,191$29,829
Median household income$58,732$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,326$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,313$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$45,699$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$26,103$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.2%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kenai is 24% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Kenai is 6% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kenai is 19% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kenai is 13% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $39,150$58,732$117,464
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Kenai median earnings by income bracket

      Kenai employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector7.2%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.6%18.7%
      Public administration8.1%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%4.0%
      Education, health & social services9.5%40.4%
      Other44.8%24.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ridgeway, AK2,338$108,40996%
      Kalifornsky, AK8,015$77,75641%
      Sterling, AK5,661$74,22734%
      Funny River, AK972$71,07128%
      Soldotna, AK4,471$67,43422%
      Kenai, AK7,551$58,7326%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ridgefield, CT7,552$119,338116%
      Corona de Tucson, AZ7,550$91,74866%
      Rhinelander, WI7,552$35,74535%
      Brighton, MI7,550$59,9728%
      Mukwonago, WI7,549$64,01116%
      Kenai, AK7,551$58,7326%
      Source: The Kenai, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).