Kensington, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 2,394 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.8%
 
Males: 1,130  (47.2%)
Females: 1,264  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 20895.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $110,687 (it was $76,716 in 2000)
Kensington:

$110,687
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,419 (it was $35,919 in 2000)

Kensington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $635,252 (it was $280,000 in 2000)
Kensington:

$635,252
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $763,039; detached houses: $761,529; townhouses or other attached units: $574,853

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,406.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kensington: 189.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.5%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Kensington, MD (2010)
    • 1,73978.6%White alone
    • 1426.4%Hispanic
    • 1326.0%Black alone
    • 1265.7%Asian alone
    • 592.7%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Other race alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Kensington, Maryland as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kensington is 238 to 1.


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Kensington, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (12.5%), German (7.6%), American (5.8%), English (5.5%), European (5.4%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 4,689 people per square mile   (average).

Kensington, Maryland map

426 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 5.0% Europe).

This town:

19.6%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,410 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,216 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wheaton-Glenmont, MD (2.1 miles , pop. 57,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (8.4 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (122.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Kensington, MD (0.8 miles ),
Chevy Chase View, MD (0.8 miles ),
North Kensington, MD (1.0 miles ),
Garrett Park, MD (1.1 miles ),
Wheaton, MD (1.2 miles ),
Forest Glen, MD (1.2 miles ),
North Chevy Chase, MD (1.3 miles ),
Wheaton-Glenmont, MD (1.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.03 N, Longitude: 77.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,176 (+99.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 143 (13.2%)

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

Property values in Kensington, MD

Kensington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +126 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in Kensington, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.7%)
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.7%)
  • Public administration (13.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.7%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.2%)
  • Private households (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Kensington, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.9%)
  • Lawyers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Lawyers (9.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Computer specialists (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.3%)

Average climate in Kensington, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kensington, Maryland average temperatures Kensington, Maryland average precipitation Kensington, Maryland humidity Kensington, Maryland wind speed Kensington, Maryland snowfall Kensington, Maryland sunshine Kensington, Maryland clear and cloudy days

Kensington, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.8. This is about average.

City:

87.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.617. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.617
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Kensington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Kensington town center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kensington-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Kensington center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from Kensington center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kensington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kensington:

  • KENSINGTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3000 MCCOMAS AVENUE)
  • MARINER HEALTH OF CIRCLE MANOR (10231 CARROLL PLACE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Kensington:

  • APEX HEALTH OF SILVER SPRING (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES - CHEVY CHASE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHEVY CHASE, MD)
  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES - WHEATON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WHEATON, MD)
  • CARRIAGE HILL BETHESDA (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • RANDOLPH HILLS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WHEATON, MD)
  • BETHESDA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • MARYLAND OUTPATIENT FOOT SURGERY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ROCKVILLE, MD)

Amtrak stations near Kensington:

  • 6 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kensington:

  • University of the District of Columbia (about 6 miles; Washington, DC; Full-time enrollment: 3,675)
  • American University (about 7 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • Montgomery College (about 7 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 7 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)
  • Catholic University of America (about 8 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 8 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • Howard University (about 8 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 7,838)

Public high schools in Kensington:

Private high schools in Kensington:

  • ACADEMY OF THE HOLY CROSS (Students: 550, Location: 4920 STRATHMORE AVE, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)
  • BROOKEWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 10401 ARMORY AVE, Grades: UG-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kensington:

Private elementary/middle school in Kensington:

  • GRACE EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 96, Location: 9411 CONNECTICUT AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Kensington

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kensington: Kensington Town Hall (A), Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (B), Kensington Railroad Station (C), Noyes Library (D), Noyes Library for Young Children (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Antique Row Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kensington include: Temple Emanuel Synagogue (A), Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Montgomery County - Libraries- Administrative Headquarters- Kensington (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4201 Knowles Avenue), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Washington DC Temple Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9900 Stoneybrook Drive), Game-Time Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10403 Vogel Pl), Montgomery County Government - Libraries- Branch Libraries and Services- Kensington (4201 Knowles Avenue), Montgomery County Government - Libraries- Branch Libraries and Services- Noyes Children's Lib (10237 Carroll Place), AAA Insurance Agency (Tours & Charters; 2730 Univ Boulevard West).

Birthplace of: Jeffrey Zients - Deputy Director in the Office of Budget MAnagement, Drew Caylor - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Jan 27, 1981), Kevin Plank - Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Philip Terzian - Journalist, James White - College basketball player (Cincinnati Bearcats).

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.7%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
79 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Kensington (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Antique Row Branch, White Flint Shoppers Branch, Farragut Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: White Flint Branch, Kensington Branch, 2807 University Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Kensington Branch at 3740 University Boulevard, West, branch established on 1967/06/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kensington:

Marital status in Kensington, MD
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kensington:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 43.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Maryland average:

12.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Kensington (Kensington, Maryland Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Kensington, MD (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
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: 203
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Montgomery County:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Montgomery County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Montgomery County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kensington:

54.5%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kensington:

53.3%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kensington:

20.4%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kensington:

9.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kensington:

35.2%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Kensington:

59.6%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Kensington:

79.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kensington, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 4$15,661$46,9830$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,980$63,9200$0
Financial Administration 1$5,749$68,9880$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8$37,390$56,0850$0

Kensington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $758,000 ($316.62)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $436,000 ($182.12)
    Financial Administration: $402,000 ($167.92)
    General - Other: $136,000 ($56.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($48.45)
    General Public Buildings: $79,000 ($33.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000 ($22.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($22.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000 ($14.20)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($13.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $61,000 ($25.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $445,000 ($185.88)

Kensington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $588,000 ($245.61)
    Other: $570,000 ($238.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $201,000 ($83.96)
    Rents: $43,000 ($17.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $19,000 ($7.94)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($6.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000 ($11.70)
    Other: $11,000 ($4.59)
  • Tax - Property: $835,000 ($348.79)
    Public Utility License: $27,000 ($11.28)
    Other License: $11,000 ($4.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($4.18)

Kensington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,589,000 ($663.74)

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.04% ($45,199 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($112,324)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($78,625)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($87,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,904 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.16%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.00% ($45,435 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.72% ($92,766)
to Frederick County, MD  0.44% ($72,920)
Businesses in Kensington, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Ann Taylor1Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
CVS1PetSmart1
Chipotle1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Safeway1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx7Subaru1
GNC1Subway1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Gap1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS5
Hyundai1Vons1
Jones New York2

Strongest AM radio stations in Kensington:

  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WPLC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SILVER SPRING, MD; Owner: METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kensington:

  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)

TV broadcast stations around Kensington:

  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Kensington, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count6173
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9457
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2154
  • Fatalities6747
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents15980
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents643
See more detailed statistics of Kensington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.4mTotal length
  • $1,270,000Total costs
  • 88,418Total average daily traffic
  • 3,759Total average daily truck traffic
  • 103,176Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Nw Corner Of I-495 & Kensington Pkwy (Lat: 39.007500 Lon: -77.075278), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services, Inc., Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Kensington, MD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WDC0838, 3720 Farragut Avenue (Lat: 39.031806 Lon: -77.074194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WQFC451, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2006, Expiration Date: 06/14/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • MD-WSH074A, 10400 Connecticut Ave. (Lat: 39.027500 Lon: -77.076972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WQLF785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kensington)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
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 ORIGINATED4$459,37515$501,14992$375,6124$137,0454$373,538
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$412,6208$282,0081$123,6900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$22,76017$433,6920$02$656,535
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$358,20025$415,9461$382,9400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$602,1100$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7042.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$370,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$405,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7042.00

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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of fire incidents - 44 took place in 2006, and the least - 6 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kensington, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (34.6%), and Structure Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kensington, MD
    • 10934.6%Outside Fires
    • 10031.7%Structure Fires
    • 6721.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3912.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kensington, MD
Most common first names in Kensington, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12182.1 years
John9677.6 years
William8578.5 years
Robert5974.2 years
Helen5682.1 years
Margaret5481.8 years
George4980.0 years
Joseph4877.3 years
Charles4876.2 years
James4672.0 years
Most common last names in Kensington, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2781.8 years
Johnson2176.4 years
Davis1978.9 years
Jackson1476.6 years
Brown1382.1 years
Wright1269.9 years
Morris1271.4 years
Miller1179.9 years
Parker1179.3 years
Williams1077.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kensington, MD
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kensington, MD
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Kensington compared to Maryland state average:

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

Kensington on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
There are 28 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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