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Kensington is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 53,855. Kensington is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Kensington offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kensington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kensington are above average.

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About Kensington...
Population
53,855

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$697,061
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,551
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    396.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    67.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    81.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    571.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,539
National
$62,843
Families with Children
34%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  12%

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