Population & Location of Soldotna, Alaska
The City of Soldotna is home to approximately 4,100 residents, with many more beyond the city limits. The City encompasses 7.5 square miles of land. Soldotna’s current economic base allows for continued and consistent population growth. Located 150 miles south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna is situated 10 miles inland from the Cook Inlet. The City of Kenai is only twelve miles to the northwest of Soldotna. Soldotna and Kenai are often referred to as the “Twin or Sister Cities.” They share an integrated economy while each maintains a unique independent character. Fifteen miles to the east of Soldotna lies the community of Sterling and in the distance the Kenai Mountains. To the south is the City of Homer.
Alaska has about 710,231 residents occupying 570,640 square miles. Alaska is the largest state, about 2.3 times the size of Texas and about one-fifth the size of the Lower 48 states. The Kenai Peninsula has an estimated 55,400 residents. The boundaries of the Kenai Peninsula Borough encompass a total of 16,075 square miles. In comparison, the total land mass of the borough equals that of Massachusetts and New Jersey combined.
However, the total borough population is less than 1/400th of that same area!