Kensington, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 3,184.
Males: 1,627  (51.1%)
Females: 1,557  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 30707

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,353 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Kensington:

$43,353
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,761 (it was $17,751 in 2000)

Kensington CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,805 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
Kensington:

$112,805
GA:

$173,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Kensington: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Kensington, GA (2000)
    • 2,71189.9%White alone
    • 2538.4%Black alone
    • 230.8%Two or more races
    • 150.5%Hispanic
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 20.07%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 128.6 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Kensington, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Kensington CCD:

0.6% ($359)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (23.3 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (87.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (507.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

La Fayette, GA (2.5 miles ),
Rock Spring, GA (3.2 miles ),
Valley, GA (3.3 miles ),
Chickamauga, GA (3.4 miles ),
Trenton, GA (3.5 miles ),
Fairyland, GA (3.6 miles ),
Trion, GA (3.7 miles ),
Chattanooga Valley, GA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 85.40 W

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Kensington, GA in 2017
Kensington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Kensington, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Kensington, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)

Average climate in Kensington, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kensington, Georgia average temperatures Kensington, Georgia average precipitation Kensington, Georgia humidity Kensington, Georgia wind speed Kensington, Georgia snowfall Kensington, Georgia sunshine Kensington, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.6. This is about average.

City:

65.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kensington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Kensington place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kensington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Kensington center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from Kensington center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from Kensington center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 292.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Kensington:

  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LAFAYETTE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF LAFAYETTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAFAYETTE, GA)
  • DCI LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LA FAYETTE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT SHEPHERD HILLS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LA FAYETTE, GA)
  • SHEPHERD HILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LA FAYETTE, GA)
  • HARBIN CLINIC SUMMERVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SUMMERVILLE, GA)

Airports located in Kensington:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kensington:

  • Dalton State College (about 23 miles; Dalton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 24 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 28 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 30 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 32 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Berry College (about 33 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 37 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kensington: Camp Adahi (A), Mountain Cove Farms (B), Mountain View Farms (C), Valley View Ranch Camp (D), Lookout (E), Walker County Emergency Services Station 18 Dougherty Gap (F), Walker County Emergency Services Station 12 Cedar Grove (G), Walker County Emergency Services Station 9 Kensington (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kensington include: Lookout Baptist Church (A), Kensington United Methodist Church (B), High Church (C), Cassandra Church (D), Cassandra Baptist Church (E), Barretts Church (F), Mount Carmel Church (G), Mount Hermon Church (H), Pleasant Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Bailey Cemetery (2), Shaw Cemetery (3), Cedar Grove Cemetery (4), Old Antioch Cemetery (5), Antioch Cemetery (6), Mount Carmel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Scott Lake (A), Gilbert Lake (B), Camp Adahi Lake (C), Harris Lake (D), Lloyds Lake (E), Mountain Cove Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Milligan Branch (A), Wheeler Branch (B), Weathers Branch (C), Walden Branch (D), Voiles Creek (E), Trickum Branch (F), Strickland Branch (G), Hogjowl Creek (H), Hise Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kensington: Cloudland Canyon State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Whit Wyatt - Baseball player-coach.

Walker 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:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.0%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

6.1%

For population 15 years and over in Kensington:

Marital status in Kensington, GA
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kensington:

  • High school or higher: 63.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kensington, GA (based on Walker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,045109
Mainline Protestant2,94816
Black Protestant4744
Other4193
Catholic4101
None30,460-
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: 11
Walker County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Here:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Walker County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

14.6%

7.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catoosa County, GA  2.13% ($35,117 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, TN  1.85% ($33,008)
from Chattooga County, GA  0.46% ($30,021)


7.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catoosa County, GA  2.09% ($33,083 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, TN  1.75% ($35,898)
to Chattooga County, GA  0.36% ($29,493)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kensington:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WQCH (1590 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: RADIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKWN (1420 AM; 3 kW; TRENTON, GA; Owner: RA-AD OF TRENTON, INC.)
  • WZQZ (1180 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TRION, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kensington:

  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOV-FM1 (97.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W241AF (96.1 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Kensington:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLFW-LP (Channel 41; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUT-LP (Channel 21; SUMMERVILLE/TRION, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION/NGTV)
  • W35AA (Channel 35; La FAYETTE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
Kensington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Kensington fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 1978 05:37 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kensington, GA
  • 44.6%Electricity
  • 38.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Wood
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kensington, GA
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 37.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood


Kensington compared to Georgia state average:

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