2nd Class City
in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (katch' uh mack)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
Geography and Climate
- Kachemak is on the East Road, adjacent to Homer, on the Kenai Peninsula. It is on the northern shore of Kachemak Bay.
- Winter temperatures average 14 to 27 °F; summer temperatures typically range from 45 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 24 inches.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- According to W.H. Dall of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, "Ka" means water, "chek" means cliff, and "mak" is a suffix meaning high, great, or large. It is a Native name, first published in 1847 on a Russian hydrological chart. The city was incorporated in 1961.
- Kachemak is a non-Native community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Municipal Facilities & Utilities
- City Hall, Playground, Tennis Courts. Sewer and Fire are contracted to the Homer.
- Loacal roads connect to the Sterling Highway. Nearby Homer has an airport, harbor/dock, and state ferry access.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District