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Upper Kensington
  • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade C
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Upper Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 23,670. Upper Kensington is in Philadelphia County. Living in Upper Kensington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Upper Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Upper Kensington and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Upper Kensington...
Population
23,670

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,741
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Upper Kensington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    403.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    36.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    265
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    126.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    614.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,411
National
$75,149
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    41%
    national  11%

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Upper Kensington Reviews

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