Kensington, New York

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Kensington, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kensington College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Kensington People in Middle Class or Better
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Kensington Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Kensington Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kensington Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Kensington, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
People Living Alone 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Kensington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11021
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.793
Longitude -73.722

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 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
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Kensington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,209 100%
Male 575 47.6%
Female 634 52.4%
Under 18 329 27.2%
18+ 880 72.8%
65+ 255 21.1%
Median Age 44.8
Average Family Size 3.27
White 1,111 91.9%
African-American 8 0.7%
Asian 60 5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 16 1.3%
Mixed Race 14 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 4%

Estimated Kensington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,195
Growth -14
Growth % -1.2%

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
Iranian 16.7%
Russian 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 9.8%
Polish 9.4%
Eastern European 7.5%
Israeli 7.2%
Italian 4%
Austrian 3.3%
German 3.2%
Hungarian 2%
English 1.7%
Romanian 1%
Other Arab 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Turkish 0.6%
Iraqi 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kensington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allenwood (11021)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kensington 1,209 $133,235
Great Neck 9,538 $89,733
Great Neck Estates 2,756 $161,545
Russell Gardens 1,074 $142,636
Saddle Rock Estates 424 $160,746
Thomaston 2,607 $110,502
University Gardens 4,138 $90,511
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