Overview for Kensington, CA

5,348 people live in Kensington, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $74,740. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Kensington, CA

Kensington has 2,430 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kensington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,348 people call Kensington home. The population density is 7,938.416 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.15 / 47.83%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Kensington, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Kensington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Franklin Elementary
K - 5th

Around Kensington, CA

There's plenty to do around Kensington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fenix Fitness, Gracie San Diego, and SKfit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.83 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.54 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Kensington is a neighborhood in San Diego, California known for its charming homes, tree-lined streets, and vibrant community atmosphere. It is a historic area that has managed to maintain its small-town feel, despite being located in the heart of the city. The area features a mix of architectural styles, including Craftsman-style homes, Spanish Revival homes, and mid-century modern homes. Residents enjoy easy access to local restaurants, cafes, shops, and nearby parks and outdoor recreation areas. The neighborhood is also home to a weekly farmers market, where locals can purchase fresh produce, artisanal goods, and more. With its combination of history, community, and urban amenities, Kensington is a truly wonderful place to live and visit.

One of the top attractions in Kensington is the Kensington Village, a small, walkable downtown area with a variety of shops, restaurants, and local events. Visitors can enjoy browsing through the unique boutiques and shops or stop by one of the many cafes for a delicious cup of coffee.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Kensington has several parks and green spaces, such as the Kensington Park, which features a playground, picnic area, and sports facilities. The nearby Balboa Park is also a popular destination, offering a variety of museums, gardens, and cultural attractions.

When it comes to restaurants and cafes, Kensington has a variety of options to choose from. The Kensington Cafe is a popular spot for breakfast and brunch, serving up delicious dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Other notable restaurants include Bleu Boheme, a French-inspired bistro with a cozy and intimate setting, and Burger Lounge, which offers delicious burgers made with grass-fed beef.

For those who enjoy coffee and pastries, Kensington has several cafes, such as Mostra Coffee, which serves up delicious coffee and espresso drinks, as well as pastries and other baked goods. Another popular spot is the Kensington Coffee Company, which offers a variety of coffee, tea, and other drinks, as well as sandwiches and salads.

Overall, Kensington is a great neighborhood to visit for those looking for a peaceful and charming experience in San Diego County. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the village, outdoor adventures, or delicious dining options, Kensington has something for everyone to enjoy.

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