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Kensington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Kensington Census Designated Place had a population of 8,650 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kensington is located at latitude 41.6274 and longitude -72.7762 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the Kensington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Kensington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377827) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Kensington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Berlin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kensington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kensington: Farmington Village, Great Swamp.

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Kensington, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,650
Population in Households 8,590
Population in Familes 7,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,653
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 3,472
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,827 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 645 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $262,017
Average Home Value $278,837


Median Household Income $84,204
Average Household Income $100,490
Per Capita Income $40,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.34%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.27% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kensington, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensington to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 70th
Population Density1 # 60 58th
Diversity Index2 # 102 29th
Median Household Income # 39 73rd
Per Capita Income # 67 54th

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