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Kensington, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Kensington had a population of 302 as of July 1, 2017. Kensington ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kensington is located at latitude 45.7782 and longitude -95.697 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Kensington (GNIS ID: 2395510) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with 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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Kensington, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 302
Daytime Population: Workers 217
Daytime Population: Residents 139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 302
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $56,449
Average Household Income $80,796
Per Capita Income $33,245


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $242,188
Average Home Value $249,200


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.47% 0.65%
Households 0.4% 0.56%
Families 4.75% 0.57%
Median Household Income   6.17%
Per Capita Income   4.95%

Kensington, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensington to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 619 32nd
Population Density # 349 62nd
Diversity Index # 720 21st
Median Household Income # 408 55th
Per Capita Income # 213 77th

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