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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Kensington is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 8,528. Kensington is in Hartford County. Living in Kensington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kensington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Kensington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kensington are above average.
About Kensington...
Population
8,528

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Kensington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,500
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Occasional robberies and car break-ins.
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The area is not too bad, there are a lot of hiking trails around. Because it is the center of Ct, everything is close. the schools are pretty good also.
If I had the money to move elsewhere, I would.