Kensington

Possessing the charm and appeal of a close-knit New England town.

Welcome to Kensington

 
Possessing the charm and appeal of a close-knit New England town, affluent Kensington is home to quiet, tree-filled neighborhoods, unique shops and tranquil parks. Nestled high up in the Berkeley Hills, Kensington real estate is marked by upscale homes with panoramic views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay and majestic Golden Gate Bridge. It’s no wonder that this tiny unincorporated community is one of the Bay Area’s most desirable places to live.
 
Although small in size, Kensington is large in stature. The 10-plus-acre Blake Garden serves as a landscape laboratory for UC Berkeley and is grounds for the Blake House, the former residence of the president of the University of California. Nearby Tilden Park attracts generations of East Bay families who enjoy nature hikes, picnics, swimming, botanic gardens, and kid-friendly activities such as an oldfashioned carousel, steam train and pony rides.
 
Kensington’s two picturesque shopping districts are lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants and gourmet food shops where friendly shopkeepers greet customers by name.
 

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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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Thousand Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Oxford Elementary at West Campus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Kensington, CA

Kensington has 4,843 households, with an average household size of 2.45. 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. 11,887 people call Kensington home. The population density is 7,028.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,887

Total Population

High

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

53.3

Median Age

47.03 / 52.97%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,843

Total Households

2.45

Average Household Size

$89,652

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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