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Kensington, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kensington had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2019. Kensington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kensington is located at latitude 39.767 and longitude -99.0318 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensington encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,778 feet.

The City of Kensington (GNIS ID: 2395511) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kensington is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.


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Kensington, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kensington, KS Housing Affordability Index is 324
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Kensington, KS Wealth Index is 103
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 436 (100%)
Population in Households 426 (97.7%)
Population in Families 352 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 1,301
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,877
Average Household Income $75,512
Per Capita Income $33,057
Wealth Index4 103

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $82,843
Housing Affordability Index3 324
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.32% -0.56%
Households -0.34% -0.53%
Families 1.04% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Kensington, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensington to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 313 54th
Population Density # 145 79th
Diversity Index # 586 13th
Median Household Income # 274 59th
Per Capita Income # 84 88th

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