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 2015: $42,349 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Kensington:

$42,349
GA:

$51,244

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,968 (it was $17,751 in 2000)

Kensington CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $118,141 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
Kensington:

$118,141
GA:

$159,300
  • Races in Kensington, GA (2000)

    Kensington races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kensington: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Kensington CCD:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Kensington CCD:  0.6% ($359)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Kensington satellite photo by USGS

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Kensington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 the city 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 Kensington 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 the city 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).

Birthplace of: Whit Wyatt - Baseball player-coach.

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)

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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

Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

6.40

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

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.35
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%

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

Kensington travel time to work - commute Kensington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kensington CCD (based on Walker County data)

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.
Georgia:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

28.4%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

14.6%

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.86% ($29,439 average AGI)
from Catoosa County, GA  1.77% ($27,345)
from Chattooga County, GA  0.32% ($23,265)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.90% ($27,182 average AGI)
to Catoosa County, GA  1.74% ($28,827)
to Chattooga County, GA  0.32% ($26,353)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Kensington fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 1978 05:37 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Kensington compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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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