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The City of Kensington had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.7668 and longitude -99.0331 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensington (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kensington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Kensington, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 490
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 557
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 397
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,361
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,133
Average Household Income $67,791
Per Capita Income $29,938


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $85,417
Average Home Value $135,169


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.24%
Households 0.53% 0.19%
Families 2.15% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

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, 2017 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 # 301 55th
Population Density # 140 79th
Diversity Index # 598 11th
Median Household Income # 445 34th
Per Capita Income # 127 81st

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