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Kensington, MD
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Living in Kensington


Kensington is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,122 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Kensington is the 192nd 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 92.64% 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 (14.09%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and business and financial occupations (8.62%).

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.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Kensington has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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 9.97% 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kensington, the average commute to work is 34.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 75.71% 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 2018 was $66,588, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,352 for a family of four.

Kensington is an extremely 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 Asian. Kensington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kensington include Irish, English, German, Polish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kensington's cultural character, accounting for 21.11% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Kensington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.