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Kensington is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after a village in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Kensington. For links to other places called Kensington, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kensington is 40.793N. The longitude is -73.722W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,203.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kensington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11023 ZIP code.
4% of Kensington residents report German ancestry, and 0% 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 $59,183, compared with $21,587 nationally.
70% 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 $1,393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,360.
Nassau 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 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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