North Kensington, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Kensington, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Kensington Census Designated Place had a population of 10,170 as of July 1, 2017. North Kensington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Kensington is located at latitude 39.0392 and longitude -77.0716 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Kensington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 322 feet.

The North Kensington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389571) 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 North Kensington Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Kensington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 10,170
Daytime Population: Workers 2,073
Daytime Population: Residents 4,989
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 10,001
Population in Familes 7,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density2 6,694
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $90,454
Average Household Income $112,310
Per Capita Income $42,333


Total Housing Units 3,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,745 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,052 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $414,868
Average Home Value $427,751


Total Households 3,797
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,390
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 0.92% 1.0%
Households 0.81% 0.95%
Families 0.77% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

North Kensington, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Kensington to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 128 75th
Population Density # 26 95th
Diversity Index # 37 93rd
Median Household Income # 157 70th
Per Capita Income # 128 75th

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