Most Expensive Kensington Neighborhoods
Kensington is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,313 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 96.64% 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 (21.08%), teaching (10.87%) and sales jobs (9.30%).
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.
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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.87% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
In addition, Kensington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
In Kensington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Kensington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Kensington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train 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 77.45% 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 $63,415, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $253,660 for a family of four.
Kensington is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Kensington include Irish, German, English, Russian, Italian and Scots-Irish.
The languages spoken by people in Kensington are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Kensington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||725|
|KENSINGTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||60.32%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||39.68%|
|TYPE OF KENSINGTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.01%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.05%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.21%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||27.73%|
|SIZE OF KENSINGTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||10.78%|
|AGE OF KENSINGTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.11%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||10.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||59.18%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||26.06%|
|KENSINGTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$532,403|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,661|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||0.00%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||0.00%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||0.00%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||2.27%|
|$327,001 - $436,000||7.26%|
|$436,001 - $545,000||10.43%|
|$545,001 - $818,000||46.26%|
|$818,001 - $1,090,000||18.82%|
|PEOPLE OF KENSINGTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.43%|
|5 TO 17||19.43%|
|18 TO 24||5.24%|
|25 TO 34||5.45%|
|35 TO 54||30.75%|
|55 TO 64||13.36%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.34%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.38%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$128,021|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$63,415|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.12%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.27%)
Public Service (16.03%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.91%)
Real estate (5.04%)
Information Technology (3.59%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.86%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.31%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.72%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.94%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.55%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (16.13%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.35%)
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