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4.63% growth

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The economy of Kensington, CA employs 2,964 people. The economy of Kensington, CA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 3.72; 2.42; and 1.75 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kensington, CA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (786), Educational Services (483), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (331), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($139,196), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($129,773), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($108,854).

Median household income in Kensington, CA is $140,690. Males in Kensington, CA have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,771. The income inequality of Kensington, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kensington, CA. In Contra Costa County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,288. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Kensington, CA is from the county of Contra Costa County, CA.

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Kensington, CA is home to a population of 5,602 people, from which 94.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kensington, CA is composed of 4,113 White residents (73.4%), 797 Asian residents (14.2%), 321 Hispanic residents (5.73%), 274 Two+ residents (4.89%), and 97 Black residents (1.73%). The most common foreign languages in Kensington, CA are Chinese (234 speakers), Spanish (126 speakers), and Other West Germanic (73 speakers), but compared to other places, Kensington, CA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (73 speakers), Hungarian (18 speakers), and Polish (54 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area awarded 63,826 degrees. The student population of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 25,493 male students and 38,333 female students. Most students in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area are White (19,031 and 29.8%), followed by Asian (14,402 and 22.6%), Hispanic or Latino (11,824 and 18.5%), and Unknown (4,928 and 7.72%). The largest universities in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area by number of graduates are University of California-Berkeley (12,172 and 19.1%), San Francisco State University (7,232 and 11.3%), and California State University-East Bay (4,174 and 6.54%). The most popular majors in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (2,708 and 4.24%), General Psychology (1,227 and 1.92%), and Registered Nursing (1,202 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area are $44,040 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Kensington, CA is $805,200, which is 3.93 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $769,600 to $805,200, a 4.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Kensington, CA is 85.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kensington, CA have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kensington, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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