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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Upper Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 31,152. Living in Upper Kensington offers residents an urban 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 Upper Kensington...
Population
31,152

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$51,559
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    403.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    36.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    265
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    614.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$16,942
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    46%
    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.