Kensington, Kansas

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Kensington, Kansas

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High Points

Kensington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Kensington Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Kensington Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Kensington Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kensington Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Kensington Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Kensington, Kansas

Comparing Kensington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Kensington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 144 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 170 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Smith
Standard Zip Codes 66951
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.766
Longitude -99.031

Kensington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Station FRANKLIN #2
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 37 to 68 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
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Kensington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 529 100%
Male 238 45%
Female 291 55%
Under 18 114 21.6%
18+ 415 78.4%
65+ 172 32.5%
Median Age 47.8
Average Family Size 2.79
White 515 97.4%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 12 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.8%

Estimated Kensington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 490
Growth -39
Growth % -7.4%

Kensington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 50.1%
English 10.2%
US/American 9.9%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
European 3.8%
Swedish 3.3%
Irish 3.1%
Czech 3.1%
Dutch 2.5%
Norwegian 1%
Swiss 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Cape Verdean 0.5%
Icelander 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Polish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kensington 529 $41,250
Agra 306 $36,250
Gaylord 145 $35,000
Glade 114 $39,375
Kirwin 229 $35,625
Phillipsburg 2,668 $43,816
Smith Center 1,931 $36,316

Kensington Public Libraries

Kensington Community/school Library
"203 S. JACKSON AVE, PO BOX 188"
Kensington, Kansas
(785) 476-2219

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Kensington High Schools (2004)

209 E ASH
Serves 121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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