South Kensington, MD

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Population

8,684

0.023% growth

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$160,303

4.45% growth

Poverty Rate

2.58%


Number of Employees

4,287

1.83% growth

Median Property Value

$718,000

2.91% growth

About

In 2017, South Kensington, MD had a population of 8.68k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $160,303. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of South Kensington, MD grew from 8,682 to 8,684, a 0.023% increase and its median household income grew from $153,477 to $160,303, a 4.45% increase.

The population of South Kensington, MD is 81.8% White Alone, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.5% Asian Alone. 13.8% of the people in South Kensington, MD speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in South Kensington, MD is $718,000, and the homeownership rate is 89.4%. Most people in South Kensington, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in South Kensington, MD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Downtown Bethesda, Maryland as viewed through an opening in the Mary Ann Mears sculpture 'Beacon' (1985).

Economy

The economy of South Kensington, MD employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in South Kensington, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,084 people), Public Administration (597 people), and Educational Services (508 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($121,216), Finance & Insurance ($118,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($115,250).

Median household income in South Kensington, MD is $160,303. Males in South Kensington, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in South Kensington, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$160,303

2017 value

± $12,704

4.45%

1 Year Growth

± 9.72%

Households in South Kensington, MD have a median annual income of $160,303, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $153,477 in 2016, which represents a 4.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Kensington, MD made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Kensington, MD workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Kensington, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7043

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Kensington, MD was Census Tract 7043 with a value of $146,750, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Kensington, MD (221 out of 8.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    149 ± 91

  2. Hispanic

    51 ± 85

  3. Other

    28 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Kensington, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.29k

2017 Value

± 322

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Kensington, MD grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 4.21k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Kensington, MD, are Management Occupations (902 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (439 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (362 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Kensington, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Kensington, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (902 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (439 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (362 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Kensington, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (6.67 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.91 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Kensington, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($167,083), Management Occupations ($124,569), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($124,474).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k

2017 Value

± 322

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Kensington, MD grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 4.21k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Kensington, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,084 people), Public Administration (597 people), and Educational Services (508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Kensington, MD, though some of these residents may live in South Kensington, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Kensington, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,084 people), Public Administration (597 people), and Educational Services (508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Kensington, MD has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.61 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.98 times), and Information (2.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Kensington, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($121,216), Finance & Insurance ($118,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($115,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98.5% of the population of South Kensington, MD has health coverage, with 69.9% on employee plans, 1.11% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 3.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of South Kensington, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in South Kensington, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.47%

Uninsured

69.9%

Employer Coverage

1.11%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

3.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Kensington, MD grew by 29.1% from 1.14% to 1.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Kensington, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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Diversity

South Kensington, MD is home to a population of 8.68k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 11% of South Kensington, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of South Kensington, MD is composed of 7.1k White Alone residents (81.8%), 749 Hispanic or Latino residents (8.63%), 304 Asian Alone residents (3.5%), 264 Black or African American Alone residents (3.04%), 243 Two or More Races residents (2.8%), 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.265%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Kensington, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (485 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (123 speakers), and Tagalog (75 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in South Kensington, MD was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in South Kensington, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all South Kensington, MD residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11% of South Kensington, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Kensington, MD was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Kensington, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 South Kensington, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of South Kensington, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in South Kensington, MD was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.1k ± 350

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    749 ± 206

  3. Asian Alone

    304 ± 123

In 2017, there were 9.48 times more White Alone residents (7.1k people) in South Kensington, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 749 Hispanic or Latino and 304 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    485 speakers (6.24%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    123 speakers (1.58%)

  3. Tagalog

    75 speakers (0.965%)

13.8% of South Kensington, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in South Kensington, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.24% of the overall population of South Kensington, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.58% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.965% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    193 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    92 ± 46

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    70 ± 44

South Kensington, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Kensington, MD was $718,000 in 2017, which is 3.3 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $697,700 to $718,000, a 2.91% increase. The homeownership rate in South Kensington, MD is 89.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Kensington, MD have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Kensington, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$160,303

Median Household Income

± $12,704

3.02k

Number of Households

± 224

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.02k households in South Kensington, MD grew to $160,303 from the previous year's value of $153,477.

The following chart displays the households in South Kensington, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$718,000

2017 Median

± $22,306

$697,700

2016 Median

± $20,461

In 2017, the median property value in South Kensington, MD grew to to $718,000 from the previous year's value of $697,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Kensington, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Kensington, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

89.4%

2017 Homeownership

88.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 89.4% of the housing units in South Kensington, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 88.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Kensington, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Kensington, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Kensington, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Kensington, MD have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.704% of the workforce in South Kensington, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.3%

  2. Public Transit

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in South Kensington, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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