New Kensington, Pennsylvania Population 2020

12,131

New Kensington is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 12,131, it is the 53rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2698th largest city in the United States. New Kensington is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -7.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,116 in 2010. New Kensington reached it's highest population of 25,146 in 1950. Spanning over 4 miles, New Kensington has a population density of 3,072 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Kensington is $55,925 with a poverty rate of 24.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $591 per month, and the median house value is $98,400. The median age in New Kensington is 47.3 years, 46.3 years for males, and 48.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.2 males.

New Kensington Demographics

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

  • White: 85.25%
  • Black or African American: 9.27%
  • Asian: 2.64%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of New Kensington, Pennsylvania is 12,131, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,363.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,116.

New Kensington, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,71485.25%
Black or African American1,1659.27%
Asian3322.64%
Two or More Races2211.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1361.08%

New Kensington Population Pyramid 2020

New Kensington Median Age

47.3


Total

46.3


Male

48.8


Female

New Kensington Adults

There are 10,396 adults, (2,701 of whom are seniors) in New Kensington.

New Kensington Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

New Kensington Sex Ratio

Female

6,215

49.45%

Male

6,353

50.55%

New Kensington Households and Families

New Kensington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Kensington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All57.2%42.8%
Male52.5%47.5%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female39.6%60.4%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7922.1757.2
Non Family2,5471.1245.5
Married2,3362.9175.8
Female7053.1139.6
Male2043.4952.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Kensington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4464.70%
9th to 12th Grade7537.93%
High School Graduate3,67438.71%
Some College1,72518.18%
Associates Degree8809.27%
Bachelors Degree1,38114.55%
Graduate Degree6316.65%

New Kensington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1657,2961,799
Black83662995
Hispanic24624652
Asian1776639
Native American13612920
Multiple Races777234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 44.16%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,593$37,423$27,388
Less Than High School$11,601$10,962$12,137
High School Grad$26,340$34,265$23,161
Some College$31,627$39,453$26,208
Bachelors Degree$44,306$46,500$41,818
Graduate Degree$57,813$67,841$54,000

$31,593

Average Earnings

$37,423

Average Male

$27,388

Average Female

New Kensington Language

New Kensington Language by Age

New Kensington Language

93.57% of New Kensington residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.29% of the population.

New Kensington Poverty

New Kensington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6072,20720.81%
Black1,16560051.50%
Asian33219959.94%
Multiple1826032.97%
Hispanic254239.06%

24.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.46%

Male Poverty Rate

24.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Kensington

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Kensington is Asian, with 59.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Kensington is Hispanic, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.21%
High School21.50%
Some College13.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.76%
Male Unemployed27.88%
Female Employed14.97%
Male Employed11.50%

New Kensington Income

New Kensington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,691$55,925
Families$63,750$71,100
Married Families$73,191-
Non Families$27,012$33,761

New Kensington Marital Status

New Kensington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

New Kensington Married by Age and Sex

New 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 55-64.

New Kensington Marital Status by Race

New Kensington Veterans

1,060

Number of Veterans

861

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam369
First Gulf War203
Korea80
Second Gulf War51
World War II47
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74319
55 to 64277
35 to 54240
75+215
18 to 349
Name Veterans % of Total
White92610.18%
Black9410.77%
Hispanic5622.76%
Indian3324.26%
2 or More76.60%

$New Kensington Veterans by Education

15.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Kensington Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

New Kensington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

83.48%

Born in Pennsylvania

96.55%

Native Born

3.45%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.55% of New Kensington residents were born in the United States, with 83.48% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,131-116-0.95%
201912,247-116-0.94%
201812,363-94-0.75%
201712,457-116-0.92%
201612,573-110-0.87%
201512,683-101-0.79%
201412,784-99-0.77%
201312,883-66-0.51%
201212,949-86-0.66%
201113,035-71-0.54%
201013,106-1,595-1.14%
200014,701-1,193-0.78%
199015,894-1,766-1.05%
198017,660-2,652-1.39%
197020,312-3,173-1.44%
196023,485-1,661-0.68%
195025,1461,0910.44%
194024,0557,2933.68%
193016,7624,7753.41%
192011,9874,2804.52%
19107,7073,0425.15%
19004,6650.00%