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 8,853 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,853
Daytime Population: Workers 2,095
Daytime Population: Residents 4,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 8,703
Population in Familes 7,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density2 4,244
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $148,975
Average Household Income $195,402
Per Capita Income $71,121


Total Housing Units 3,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,759 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 436 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $693,075
Average Home Value $710,306


Total Households 3,195
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,349
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 0.62% 0.65%
Households 0.43% 0.54%
Families 0.34% 0.48%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 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 # 150 71st
Population Density # 78 85th
Diversity Index # 235 55th
Median Household Income # 24 96th
Per Capita Income # 22 96th

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