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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
West Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 13,988. West Kensington is in Philadelphia County. Living in West Kensington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in West Kensington and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Kensington...
Population
13,988

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,496
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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West Kensington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    293
    282.7
  • Murder
    15
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    263
    500.1
  • Theft
    811.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,885
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    38%
    13%
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