Kensington is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,374 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kensington is the 183rd largest community in Maryland.
Kensington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Kensington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Kensington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kensington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kensington who work in management occupations (19.17%), office and administrative support (11.21%), and healthcare (7.96%).
Of important note, Kensington is also a town of artists. Kensington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kensington’s character.
Also of interest is that Kensington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Kensington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Kensington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.31 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Kensington, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Kensington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kensington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kensington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kensington in 2010 was $70,812, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $283,248 for a family of four.
Kensington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kensington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kensington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kensington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kensington include Irish, German, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kensington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.