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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    D-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Upper Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 31,711. Upper Kensington is in Philadelphia County. Living in Upper Kensington offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Upper Kensington there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Upper Kensington and residents tend to be liberal.
About Upper Kensington...
Population
31,711

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,330
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    404
    283
  • Murder
    36
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    265
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126
    500
  • Theft
    614
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$19,947
National
$55,322
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    44%
    13%
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Upper Kensington Reviews

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I like that there are plenty of corner stores to go to get things. The schools are pretty good. The neighborhood is very diverse. It could be better if they eliminated the prostitution around the way and people shooting up on the streets.
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It has bad parts and good parts. Nothing actually special about it unless you have lived here for a long time
The food and soft drinks are tiring. There's not enough diversity.