Kenny Lake, Alaska

Kenny Lake, Alaska
Kenny Lake, Alaska is located in Alaska
Kenny Lake, Alaska
Kenny Lake, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 61°42′12″N 144°53′48″W / 61.70333°N 144.89667°W / 61.70333; -144.89667
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaCopper River
Government
 • State senatorClick Bishop (R)
 • State rep.Mike Cronk (R)
Area
 • Total194.58 sq mi (503.96 km2)
 • Land194.50 sq mi (503.76 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total234
 • Density1.20/sq mi (0.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code907
FIPS code02-38910
GNIS feature ID1866955

Kenny Lake is a farming community - one of the last to be homesteaded in America. Kenny Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Copper River Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2020 census the population was 234, down from 355 in 2010.[2]

Geography

Kenny Lake is located at 61°42′12″N 144°53′48″W / 61.70333°N 144.89667°W / 61.70333; -144.89667 (61.703384, -144.896546).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 194.58 square miles (504.0 km2), of which, 194.50 square miles (503.8 km2) of it is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) of it (0.04%) is water.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1990423
2000410−3.1%
2010355−13.4%
2020234−34.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Kenny Lake first appeared on the 1990 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 410 people, 143 households, and 96 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.81/km2). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile (0.39/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.68% White, 10.24% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 2.68% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. 5.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 143 households, 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 32.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.4 males. There are also large numbers of wild geese.

Males had a median income of $40,938 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,121. About 22.7% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "2020 Census Data - Cities and Census Designated Places" (Web). State of Alaska, Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.