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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Upper Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 23,907. 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 Upper Kensington...
Population
23,907

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$51,314
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$22,226
National
$55,322
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    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.