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Kenai is in Kenai Peninsula Borough.
The community was named for local Athapaskan tribe.
The latitude of Kenai is 60.554N. The longitude is -151.258W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,347.
The community grew in the 1960s with offshore oil discoveries in Cook Inlet.
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17% of Kenai residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kenai ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kenai was $20,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Kenai residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kenai, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $555. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $993.
Libraries in Kenai include Kenai Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kenai include Kenai Peninsula Clarion
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KDLL.
The average commute time for Kenai workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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