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 2,329 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 94.67% 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 (16.48%), office and administrative support (12.60%), and healthcare (8.71%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.88% 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.

One downside of living in Kensington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.92 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.

Even though Kensington is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kensington. 73.15% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kensington in 2018 was $72,081, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,324 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 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 16.30% 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 16.49% of the town’s population.

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