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  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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    A-
Kensington is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 5,573. Kensington is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Kensington offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Kensington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kensington are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$852,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,598
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Kensington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241
    500
  • Theft
    537
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Kensington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$140,000
National
$55,322
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Kensington Reviews

1 review
Great neighbors and community outreach by all, quiet, peaceful, safe, amazing pub and pizzeria, great eco land scaping and views of the bay.
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