Alaska - Kenai Peninsula - Area Statistics
Crafts and Gifts on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
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Peninsula Wide Statistics and Data

 


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  • Population: 46,759
  • Incorporation: 2nd Class Borough (1964)
  • Communities within the Borough: Anchor Point, Clam Gulch, Cohoe, Cooper Landing, Crown Point, Fox River, Fritz Creek, Halibut Cove, Happy Valley, Homer, Hope, Jakolof Bay, Kachemak, Kalifonsky, Kasilof, Kenai, Moose Pass, Nanwalek, Nikiski, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, Port Graham, Primrose, Ridgeway, Salamatof, Seldovia, Seward, Soldotna, Sterling, and Tyonek.
  • Borough Sales Tax: 2% (City taxes add additional 1% to 3%)
  • Physical Layout: 16,079 sq. miles land / 5,585 sq. miles water.
  • Climate: Winter 4 degrees to 22 degrees; Summer 46 degrees to 65 degrees. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches.
  • Industries: Tourism, oil production, commercial fishing (1,676 borough residents hold commercial fishing permits), fish processing, government, timber and lumber, agriculture, transportation services, construction and retail trade.
  • Access: Located South of Anchorage accessible via the Sterling Highway, scheduled and charter airlines, helicopter and bus services, ocean cruise lines and the The Alaska Railroad in Seward and the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry in Homer.
 
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