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Kensington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Kensington Census Designated Place had a population of 8,726 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Kensington, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,726
Daytime Population: Workers 4,129
Daytime Population: Residents 3,756
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,885
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 8,668
Population in Familes 7,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 1,667
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $86,279
Average Household Income $103,200
Per Capita Income $41,583


Total Housing Units 3,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,842 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $264,221
Average Home Value $283,638


Total Households 3,491
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,419
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.4%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.29% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 # 43 70th
Population Density # 60 58th
Diversity Index # 101 30th
Median Household Income # 38 74th
Per Capita Income # 67 54th

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