Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

According to the 2000 Census, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska has a population of 49,691 people. Of those, 42,841 (86%) are White, 229 (467%) are Black, and 1,087 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 825 (or 2% of the 49,691 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Kenai Peninsula Borough a population of 48,866 with a demographic that is 87% White, 0% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 49,691 825 48,866
White 42,841 347 42,494
Black 229 85 144
Latino 1,087 29 1,058


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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