Kensington, California Population 2024

5,351

Kensington is a city located in Alameda County and Contra Costa County California. Kensington has a 2024 population of 5,351. Kensington is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 3.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,171 in 2020.

The average household income in Kensington is $253,171 with a poverty rate of 3.38%. The median age in Kensington is 47.9 years: 48 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Kensington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kensington was:

  • White: 73.08%
  • Two or more races: 13.28%
  • Asian: 10.53%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,552.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.48% (180)
The current population of Kensington, California is 5,351 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,171.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,88073.08%
Two or more races70513.28%
Asian55910.53%
Black or African American1031.94%
Other race340.64%
Native American250.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.06%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kensington Population by Race

Kensington Population Pyramid 2024

Kensington Median Age

47.9

Total

48

Male

47.7

Female

Kensington Adults

There are 4,115 adults, (1,311 of whom are seniors) in Kensington.

Kensington Age Dependency

89.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kensington Sex Ratio

Female2,81352.99%
Male2,49647.01%

Kensington Population by Age

Kensington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1102.5185.114.9
Married1,2042.9890.89.2
Non Family6891.4376.223.8
Female1653.4187.312.7
Male523.0863.536.5

3

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kensington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade190.48%
Associates Degree451.14%
Bachelors Degree1,28032.5%
Graduate Degree2,00650.93%
High School Graduate1062.69%
Less Than 9th Grade380.96%
Some College44511.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kensington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kensington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9312,9112,545
Asian492467444
2+ Races294294197
Hispanic19718585
Black767658
Native American25250
Other Race231919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.24%.

Kensington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$109,432$123,839$59,938
Graduate Degree$142,212$157,011$103,571
High School Graduate$44,750$51,111$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$120,871$143,924$83,659
Some College$74,792$101,964$60,714

$120,871

Average Earnings

$143,924

Average Male

$83,659

Average Female

Kensington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kensington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kensington Language

83.06% of Kensington residents speak only English, while 16.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.28% of the population.

Kensington Language

Kensington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,709932.51%
Hispanic339298.55%
Black1032524.27%
Multiple705172.41%
Asian559152.68%
Islander33100%

3.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.05%

Male Poverty Rate

2.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kensington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kensington is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kensington is Multiple, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.64%.

Kensington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.78%
High School8.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.8%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Kensington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26%
Male Unemployed6.58%
Male Employed2.71%
Female Employed1.8%

Kensington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kensington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$250,001$308,484
Households$199,808$253,171
Married Families$250,001$-999,999,999
Non Families$101,950$134,903

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kensington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kensington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kensington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kensington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kensington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

173

Number of Veterans

154

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam62
Second Gulf War39
World War II20
First Gulf War18
Korea11

Kensington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+108
18 to 3429
65 to 7418
35 to 5410
55 to 648

Kensington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1735.47%

Kensington Veterans by Race

Kensington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kensington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Kensington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kensington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kensington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.17%

Born in Kensington

86.83%

Native Born

13.17%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

9.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.83% of Kensington residents were born in the United States, with 54.17% having been born in California. 3.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kensington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,351210.39%
20235,330210.4%
20225,309210.4%
20215,2881172.26%
20205,171-158-2.96%
20195,329-86-1.59%
20185,415-158-2.84%
20175,573-29-0.52%
20165,60270.13%
20155,5952444.56%
20145,3511502.88%
20135,201320.62%
20125,169521.02%
20115,117400.79%
20105,07700%

Kensington Population by Year