Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
East Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,027. Living in East Kensington offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in East Kensington and residents tend to be liberal.
About East Kensington...
Population
6,027

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,303
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for East Kensington
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    349.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    252.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    427
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,406.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155.3
    284
Home Security Options for East Kensington
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,067
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
Places like East Kensington
  • B+
    Newbold
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 16 reviews
  • C+
    Cooper Plaza
    • Neighborhood in Camden, NJ
  • B-
    Mayfair
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 104 reviews
  • C
    Northwood
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 13 reviews
More

East Kensington Reviews

4
All Categories
Used to be a terrible neighborhood, but is very up-and-coming. There are still homelessness and drug issues, but things are trending in the right direction.
Start Your Review of East Kensington
Rate It!
East Kensington is a lively diverse community. It is the home to many families, businesses, and murals. The art scene in the neighborhood is blossoming and creating a space for individuals to express themselves and generated an audience to share it with.
The area is still a little dirty but is gradually getting better with nicer houses and more restaurants moving in, it is slowly becoming a nicer area to live.