South Kensington, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Kensington, Maryland - Basic Facts

The South Kensington Census Designated Place had a population of 8,697 as of July 1, 2016. South Kensington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Kensington is located at latitude 39.0161 and longitude -77.0663 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the South Kensington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The South Kensington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390320) 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 South Kensington Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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

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


Total Population 8,697
Population in Households 8,548
Population in Familes 7,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 4,169
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 3,129
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,693 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 436 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $705,636
Average Home Value $713,916


Median Household Income $145,254
Average Household Income $189,288
Per Capita Income $68,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.75%
Households 0.16% 0.61%
Families 0.08% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

South Kensington, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Kensington to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 152 71st
Population Density1 # 78 85th
Diversity Index2 # 240 54th
Median Household Income # 22 96th
Per Capita Income # 22 96th

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