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New Kensington is a city in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named for district of London

The latitude of New Kensington is 40.569N. The longitude is -79.765W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,279.


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Median household income
Local
$30,505
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Kensington demographic reports
New Kensington is on the Allegheny River
Aluminum center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "Dogma"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Pennsylvania State University-New Kensington
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of New Kensington residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Kensington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Kensington was $16,152, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of New Kensington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Kensington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $824.


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Libraries in New Kensington include Peoples Library ... View libraries

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Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Kensington political report.

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The average commute time for New Kensington workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Kensington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in New Kensington include Clarion Hotel New Kensington.

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