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Kensington, California - Basic Facts

The Kensington Census Designated Place had a population of 5,365 as of July 1, 2018. Kensington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kensington is located at latitude 37.9103 and longitude -122.2827 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Kensington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Kensington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408472) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Kensington Census Designated Place is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kensington: Kensington Park.

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Kensington, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,365
Population in Households 5,365
Population in Familes 4,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,668
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $151,080
Average Household Income $189,597
Per Capita Income $81,351


Total Housing Units 2,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,880 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $929,728
Average Home Value $1,016,370


Total Households 2,304
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,490
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 0.67% 0.8%
Households 0.57% 0.69%
Families 0.61% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Kensington, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensington to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 638 58th
Population Density # 203 87th
Diversity Index # 993 35th
Median Household Income # 49 97th
Per Capita Income # 51 97th

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