The state of Alaska has seen a small jump in its population. The Department of Labor says, from April 2010 to July 2011, the population increased by nearly 12,000 people. The largest increases were in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Borough, Juneau and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough saw its population increase by 969 to 56,369. And, every location in the borough with a population of 2500 saw their numbers go up from 2010.
The K-Beach area continues to be the largest location with 8,050 people. It is the fastest growing area on the peninsula. Kenai now has a population of 7,110. Sterling grew to 5,765. And, Homer now has 5,051 people. Nikiski is now 4,648. And, Soldotna has grown to 4,284.