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Kensington is in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after a village in England.
The latitude of Kensington is 37.910N. The longitude is -122.279W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,936.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kensington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94707 ZIP code.
11% of Kensington residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kensington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kensington was $55,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.
78% of Kensington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kensington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,030.
Libraries in Kensington include Kensington Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kensington political report.
The average commute time for Kensington workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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