Kensington is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 461 people and just one neighborhood, Kensington is the 250th largest community in Kansas. Kensington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kensington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.55% of the Kensington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kensington is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kensington who work in teaching (9.22%), food service (8.51%) and sales jobs (7.09%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Kensington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kensington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, Kensington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.