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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
South Kensington is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 8,684. South Kensington is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in South Kensington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Kensington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in South Kensington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in South Kensington are highly rated.
About South Kensington...
Population
8,684

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$718,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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South Kensington Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in South Kensington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$160,303
National
$55,322
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