Kensington, California

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Population in 2010: 5,077.
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
Males: 2,410  (47.5%)
Females: 2,667  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

52.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94708.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $150,894 (it was $93,247 in 2000)
Kensington:

$150,894
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $80,271 (it was $55,275 in 2000)

Kensington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $423,800 in 2000)
Kensington:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $972,470; detached houses: $965,296; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,867.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kensington: 156.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.9%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 2.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kensington, CA (2010)
    • 3,79674.8%White alone
    • 60311.9%Asian alone
    • 2635.2%Hispanic
    • 2595.1%Two or more races
    • 1282.5%Black alone
    • 230.5%Other race alone
    • 30.06%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Kensington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Kensington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.6)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.7)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
3
(57.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(19.0)
3
(56.5)
2
(37.5)
5
(93.3)
2
(37.1)
2
(36.8)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(95.6)
1
(18.9)
1
(18.8)
3
(55.9)
1
(18.5)
2
(37.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(455.8)
21
(395.3)
15
(281.6)
34
(634.7)
34
(631.1)
37
(681.4)
28
(545.1)
30
(578.6)
36
(688.3)
16
(303.0)
21
(394.1)
20
(372.9)
13
(240.9)
13
(240.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(1,557)
80
(1,506)
99
(1,858)
72
(1,344)
54
(1,002)
61
(1,123)
51
(992.8)
45
(867.9)
35
(669.2)
25
(473.4)
52
(975.8)
36
(671.1)
29
(537.3)
30
(555.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(550.7)
20
(376.4)
12
(225.3)
20
(373.3)
8
(148.5)
12
(221.0)
14
(272.5)
10
(192.9)
14
(267.7)
5
(94.7)
13
(243.9)
0
(0.0)
7
(129.7)
5
(92.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.6)
2
(38.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)142.0140.6130.8152.3109.2117.7148.3146.6115.566.789.964.172.853.9

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City-data.com crime index in Kensington, CA

Crime rate in Kensington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (7.8%), Irish (5.8%), European (5.6%), English (4.6%), Russian (2.9%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 4,425 people per square mile   (average).

Kensington, California map

796 residents are foreign born (6.0% Asia, 5.0% Europe).

This place:

14.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $9,407 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,755 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Berkeley, CA (2.4 miles , pop. 102,743).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (4.1 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (342.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Albany, CA (1.2 miles ),
El Cerrito, CA (1.3 miles ),
Berkeley, CA (1.5 miles ),
East Richmond Heights, CA (1.8 miles ),
Richmond, CA (2.0 miles ),
West Contra Costa, CA (2.0 miles ),
El Sobrante, CA (2.1 miles ),
Briones, CA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.91 N, Longitude: 122.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,909 (-33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 620 (21.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 510

Distribution of median household income in Kensington, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kensington, CA in 2017

Kensington satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Kensington, CA
Historical housing units in Kensington, CA
Most common industries in Kensington, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (22.6%)
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (27.2%)
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.3%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.3%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Kensington, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Lawyers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Computer specialists (6.7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.4%)
  • Lawyers (6.4%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Kensington, California

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Kensington, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.495. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.495
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.442. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.442
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Kensington-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 742% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from Kensington center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 271.4 miles away from Kensington center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 260.8 miles away from Kensington center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Kensington center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Contra Costa County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kensington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kensington:

  • CARLSON CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EL CERRITO, CA)
  • SHIELDS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EL CERRITO, CA)
  • BLIZE HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ALBANY, CA)
  • EL CERRITO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; EL CERRITO, CA)
  • CHAPARRAL HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERKELEY, CA)
  • ALTA BATES - HERRICK HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERKELEY, CA)
  • ALTA BATES SUMMIT MED CTR - HERRICK CAMPUS D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERKELEY, CA)

Amtrak stations near Kensington:

  • 3 miles: BERKELEY (3RD ST. & UNIVERSITY AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: EMERYVILLE (5885 LANDREGAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kensington:

  • Berkeley City College (about 3 miles; Berkeley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,146)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 3 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Contra Costa College (about 6 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Laney College (about 8 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)
  • College of Alameda (about 9 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)
  • Merritt College (about 11 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 11 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)

Public elementary/middle school in Kensington:

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Notable locations in Kensington: Summit Booster Station El Cerrito Pumping Plant (A), Kensington Branch Contra Costa County Library (B), Kensington Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Kensington: Berkeley Park Chapel Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sunset View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Summit Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Contra Costa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
6 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Kensington (2011 data):

  • Mechanics Bank: Kensington Branch at 279 Arlington Avenue, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/24: Bank assets: $2,991.7 mil, Deposits: $2,573.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Kensington:

Marital status in Kensington, CA
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kensington:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 83.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 48.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kensington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kensington, CA (based on Contra Costa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic228,40034
Evangelical Protestant81,120352
Other48,553123
Mainline Protestant32,693101
Black Protestant10,39534
Orthodox2,4358
None645,429-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 181
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Contra Costa County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 178
This county:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 683
Contra Costa County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Contra Costa County:

7.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Contra Costa County:

22.2%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

57.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kensington:

54.7%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kensington:

18.0%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kensington:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

60.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kensington, CA Residents

6.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,127 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alameda County, CA  1.84% ($91,463 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.57% ($117,213)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.37% ($104,054)


6.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($86,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,145 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alameda County, CA  1.21% ($81,637 average AGI)
to Solano County, CA  0.49% ($60,452)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.35% ($86,722)

Businesses in Kensington, CA

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kensington:

  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KABL (960 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KMKY (1310 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kensington:

  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • K249DJ (97.7 FM; SAN PABLO, CA; Owner: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KECG (88.1 FM; EL CERRITO, CA; Owner: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Kensington:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
Kensington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Kensington fatal accident list:

May 1, 1993 09:16 PM, Kenyon Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1991 12:35 AM, Kerravenue, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 1986 08:15 AM, Franciscan, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.913778 Lon: -122.279111, Call Sign: WQEJ734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.787 MHz, 467.837 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2015, Expiration Date: 02/14/2026, Certifier: Jill Houghton, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Sunset Drive (Lat: 37.907694 Lon: -122.294667), Overall height: 17.7 m, Call Sign: WPNK622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7000.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/1989, Expiration Date: 12/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/03/1996, Registrant: West Coast United Broadcasting Co., 45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kensington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3945K , Serial Number: 28-23821, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 10/19/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Knute A Fisher, 144 Highland Blvd, Kensington, CA 94708
  • Aircraft: BEECH B36TC (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5599V , Serial Number: EA-500, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 09/08/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Eldon G Hoachlander, 252 Stanford Ave, Kensington, CA 94708
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/23/2017, Exported to: South Africa

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$639,66740$511,600281$384,28810$274,3008$297,375
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$426,66728$396,3930$02$320,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$07$504,85747$477,7230$05$341,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$670,00036$409,5284$268,0003$363,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$568,00011$422,0910$02$317,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3910.00 , 3920.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$544,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3910.00 , 3920.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kensington, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kensington, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 13 took place in 2006, and the least - 3 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Kensington, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (63.7%), and Outside Fires (21.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kensington, CA
    • 6563.7%Structure Fires
    • 2221.6%Outside Fires
    • 109.8%Other
    • 54.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kensington, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kensington, CA
  • 92.3%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kensington, CA
  • 77.9%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Electricity


Kensington compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Kensington on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking subway or elevated to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iraq (population 500+)"
  • #24 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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