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MAP 1: DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS STUDY AREA
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93%
86%
77%
7%
14%
23%
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
HouseholdPopulationbyStructureType(2005)
SingleͲFamily andMultiͲfamily
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
SingleFamily MultiͲFamily
oveiview

STUDY AREA DESCRI PTI ON
The KensingtonSectorPlanArea lies entiiely within the laigei KensingtonǦWheatonPlanning
Area ȋ͓͵ͳȌǤ The sectoi plan coveis poitions of tiaffic zones ͸ͻ thiough ͹ͷǤ Pleasenote:Because
uemogiaphic uata is iepoiteu out by whole tiaffic zonesǡ the stuuy aiea foi this iepoit is bioauei
than the actual bounuaiies of the Kensington Sectoi Plan AieaǤ Foi this iepoitǡ Kensington iefeis to
the uemogiaphic stuuy aiea ȋcompiising tiaffic zones ͸ͻ thiough ͹ͷȌǡ while KensingtonǦWheaton
iefeis to the suiiounuing KensingtonǦWheaton Planning AieaǤ Please iefei to the map foi an
illustiation of the ielevant sectoi planǡ stuuy aiea anu planning aiea bounuaiiesǤ
POPUL ATI ON & HOUSEHOL D COUNTS ( 2005)
Kensingtonhas18,800residentslivingin7,435households.The stuuy aiea accounts foi
ʹͶ peicent of the population in the wiuei KensingtonǦWheaton aiea anu ʹ peicent of Nontgomeiy
Countyǯs total iesiuential baseǤ At ʹǤͷͶǡ the aveiage numbei of peisons pei householu is smallei in
Kensington than in gieatei KensingtonǦWheaton ȋʹǤ͹ͳȌ anu in Nontgomeiy County ȋʹǤ͸͸ȌǤ
STRUCTURE TYPES ( 2005)
NearlyallKensingtonresidentsliveinsingleǦfamilyhomes. The singleǦfamily shaie of the
population is compaiatively high ȋͻ͵ peicent veisus ͺ͸ peicent in gieatei KensingtonǦWheaton anu
͹͹ peicent in Nontgomeiy County as a wholeȌǤ
Kensington accounts foi ʹ͸ peicent of singleǦfamily iesiuents anu ͳͳ peicent of multiǦfamily
iesiuents in the KensingtonǦWheaton planning aiea oveiallǤ

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2.57
2.45
2.49
2.53
2.55 2.55
2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030
AverageHouseholdSize(2005to2030)
Kensington
Source:COG Round7.1forecast
Ͳ4.2%
1.8%
2.0%
0.7%
0%
0.8%
0.1%
0.3%
0% 0%
2005Ͳ2010 2010Ͳ2015 2015Ͳ2020 2020Ͳ2025 2025Ͳ2030
5ͲYearForecast Period
5ͲyearPopulation&HouseholdChange(2005to2030)
Kensington
Source:COG Round7.1forecast
Population Households
GROWTH FORECAST ( 2005 TO 2030)
Kensingtonpopulationwillgrowonly
slightlyoverthenexttwodecades.
Accoiuing to C0u Rounu ͹Ǥͳ foiecastsǡ
Kensingtonǯs population will inciease by
only ͲǤʹ peicent between ʹͲͲͷ anu ʹͲ͵ͲǤ
This is well below the foiecast giowth of
ͳ͹ peicent in gieatei KensingtonǦ
Wheaton anu ʹͳ peicent CountywiueǤ
Between ʹͲͲͷ anu ʹͲͳͲǡ Kensington is
expecteu to lose ͺͷͲ iesiuents
ȋǦͶǤͲ peicentȌ as householu sizes shiink in
the shoit teimǤ Kensingtonǯs population
will iebounu almost to cuiient levels
between ʹͲͳͲ anu ʹͲʹͲǡ befoie giowth
again tapeis off aftei ʹͲʹͲǤ
Householdgrowthalsowillbe
relativelyslow.The numbei of householus
in Kensington is foiecast to inciease by only
ͳǤͳ peicent between ʹͲͲͷ anu ʹͲ͵ͲǤ This is
well below the iate of householu giowth
foiecast foi the wiuei KensingtonǦWheaton
Planning Aiea ȋʹͳ peicentȌ anu
Nontgomeiy County ȋʹ͹ peicentȌǤ
Averagehouseholdsizeswilldecline
slightlyoverthelongterm. Kensingtonǯs
ielatively oluei population base incluues
giowing numbeis of empty nesteis anu
seniois living aloneǤ This tienu will
piouuce a shoit teim uecline in aveiage
householu size fiom ʹǤͷ͹ iesiuents pei
householu in ʹͲͲͷ to ʹǤͶͷ by ʹͲͳͲǤ
Families with chiluien giauually will
ieplace these smallei householusǡ slowly
pushing aveiage householu sizes up to
ʹǤͶͻ in ʹͲͳͷ anu ʹǤͷͷ by ʹͲʹͷǤ
Kensington uoes not fit the long teim
tienu to smallei householus that is
foiecast foi the County as a wholeǤ This
ieflects the expectation that theie will be
almost no change in Kensingtonǯs
pieuominantly singleǦfamily housing
stock ovei the next two uecauesǤ
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Under18years
25%
18to29years
4%
30to44years
25%
45to64years
31%
Age65+
15%
AgeGroups
Kensington
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
PopulationbyAgeGroup
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
HouseholdPopulation 18,880 78,065 931,000
Under18years 25% 21% 26%
18to29years 4% 13% 12%
30to44years 25% 22% 23%
45to64years 31% 31% 27%
Age65+ 15% 13% 11%
Averageage(years) 41 39 37
uemogiaphic highl ights

DEMOGRAPHI C DATA SOURCE
The uata useu in the following analysis comes fiom the NǦNCPPC Reseaich Ƭ Technology Centeiǯs
2005CensusUpdateSurveyǤ As noteu in the 0veiviewǡ Kensington iefeis to the uemogiaphic stuuy
aiea ȋcompiising tiaffic zones ͸ͻ thiough ͹ͷȌǡ while KensingtonǦWheaton iefeis to the suiiounuing
KensingtonǦWheaton Planning AieaǤ Please iefei to the map foi an illustiation of the ielevant sectoi
planǡ stuuy aiea anu planning aiea bounuaiiesǤ
AGE
Kensingtonhasacomparativelyolder
populationthanMontgomeryCountyasa
whole.The aveiage age of Kensington iesiuents is
Ͷͳ yeaisǡ compaieu to ͵͹ yeais olu foi the County
as a wholeǤ Kensington has a laigei base of auults
between the ages of Ͷͷ anu ͸Ͷ ȋ͵ͳ peicent veisus
ʹ͹ peicent CountywiueȌǡ anu moie seniois age ͸ͷ
anu ovei ȋͳͷ peicent compaieu to ͳͳ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ
OneoutoffourKensingtonresidentsisunder
theageof18.Kensingtonǯs unueiǦͳͺ population
shaie is in line with the County as a whole
ȋʹͷ peicent veisus ʹ͸ peicentȌ but highei than in
the gieatei KensingtonǦWheaton Planning Aiea ȋʹͳ peicentȌǤ
The pieuominance of singleǦfamily homes in the stuuy aiea
piobably accounts foi the ielatively laige numbei of chiluien
uespite Kensingtonǯs oluei population baseǤ
FewyoungadultsliveinKensington.0nly Ͷ peicent of
Kensington iesiuents aie between the ages of ͳͺ anu ʹͻȄ
compaieu to ͳ͵ peicent in gieatei KensingtonǦWheaton anu
ͳʹ peicent CountywiueǤ With veiy little multiǦfamily housingǡ
the stuuy aiea offeis fewei affoiuable options foi young
auultsǡ especially singlesǤ

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28%
51%
44%
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
MinorityShareofthePopulation
HouseholdPopulation
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Race&Ethnicity
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
HouseholdPopulation 18,880 78,065 931,000
White 81% 62% 64%
AfricanAmerican/Black 10% 16% 17%
Asian/PacificIslander 7% 12% 13%
Other 3% 10% 6%
HispanicorLatino* 12% 23% 14%
*maybeanyrace
RACE & HI SPANI C ORI GI N
Kensingtonhasarelativelysmallminority
population.Ninoiities account foi only ʹͺ peicent of
iesiuents in the stuuy aiea veisus ͷͳ peicent in gieatei
KensingtonǦWheaton anu ͶͶ peicent in Nontgomeiy
CountyǤ Kensington has a smallei than aveiage shaie
of all minoiity gioupsǡ incluuing Afiican Ameiicansǡ
Asians anu BispanicsǤ
Theminoritypopulationislikelytoincreaseover
time.With many oluei iesiuentsȄwho aie likely to
have stayeu in theii cuiient homes foi many yeaisȄ
Kensingtonǯs population has not uiveisifieu at the same
pace as the iest of Nontgomeiy CountyǤ With
minoiities accounting foi the majoiity of population
giowth Countywiueǡ ǡ it is likely that Kensingtonǯs iacial
mix will change ovei time as wellǤ
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39%
29%
35%
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
Graduate,ProfessionalorDoctoralDegrees
ShareofPopulation Age25andOver
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
8%
17%
5%
31%
39%
EducationalAttainment
Kensingtonhouseholdpopulation age25andover
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Lessthan HighSchool
HighSchool
AssociateorTradeSchool
Bachelor'sDegree
Graduate,Professional or
DoctoralDegree
EducationalAttainment
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
Population25yearsandolder 13,870 55,190 624,025
LessthanHighSchool 8% 13% 8%
HighSchool 17% 27% 22%
AssociateorTradeSchool 5% 6% 6%
Bachelor'sDegree 31% 25% 29%
Graduate,ProfessionalorDoctoralDegree 39% 29% 35%
EDUCATI ONAL ATTAI NMENT
KensingtonresidentsarewellǦ
educated. The stuuy aiea has a
ielatively laige piopoition of auults age
ʹͷ anu oluei with a bacheloiǯs uegiee
oi highei ȋ͹Ͳ peicent veisus ͷͶ peicent
in KensingtonǦWheaton anu ͸Ͷ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ
Kensington iesiuents aie moie likely to
holu an auvanceu uegiee ȋ͵ͻ peicent of
auultsǡ veisus ʹͻ peicent in gieatei
KensingtonǦWheaton anu ͵ͷ peicent
CountywiueǤȌ
The numbei of auults who lack a high
school euucation is in line with
Nontgomeiy County as a whole
ȋͺ peicentȌ anu well below that of
the KensingtonǦWheaton aiea
oveiall ȋͳ͵ peicentȌǤ

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51%
31%
10%
7%
1%
56%
27%
11%
5%
1%
60%
22%
10%
8%
1%
Montgomery
County
Washington,D.C. OtherMaryland
County
Virginia Outsideregion
WorkLocationofResidentLaborForce
EmployedResidentsAge16andOver
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
81%
75%
68%
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
Workingmotherswithyoungchildren
Shareofmothers with childrenunderage6
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
WorkLocation
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
Employedresidents 11,105 46,290 526,830
MontgomeryCounty 51% 56% 60%
Washington,D.C. 31% 27% 22%
OtherMarylandCounty 10% 11% 10%
Virginia 7% 5% 8%
Outsideregion 1% 1% 1%
Kensingtonshareoflaborforce 100% 24% 2%
FemaleLaborForceParticipation
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
Femalesage16+whoareemployed 69% 68% 68%
WorkingmotherswithpreͲschoolagechildren* 81% 75% 68%
*percentofmotherswithchildrenunderage6whoareemployed
EMPL OYMENT
Kensingtonishometoaworkforceof
11,105. The stuuy aiea accounts foi
ʹͶ peicent of employeu iesiuents in the
gieatei KensingtonǦWheaton aieaǡ anu
ʹ peicent CountywiueǤ
HalfofKensingtonresidentsworkin
MontgomeryCounty,butarelatively
largenumbercommutetoWashington,
D.C.At ͷͳ peicentǡ the shaie of Kensington
woikeis employeu within Nontgomeiy
County is below aveiage foi the wiuei
planning aiea ȋͷ͸ peicentȌ anu the County
as a whole ȋ͸Ͳ peicentȌǤ With its pioximity
to Washingtonǡ BǤCǤǡ Kensington has
ielatively moie iesiuents woiking in the
Bistiict ȋ͵ͳ peicent veisus ʹ͹ peicent in
KensingtonǦWheaton anu ʹʹ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ
Femalelaborforceparticipationratesarein
linewithsurroundingareas—butmothers
ofyoungchildreninKensingtonaremore
likelytobeintheworkforce.The piopoition
of Kensingtonǯs female iesiuents age ͳ͸ anu
ovei in the woikfoice ȋ͸ͻ peicentȌ is slightly
highei than in KensingtonǦWheaton anu the
County as a whole ȋboth ͸ͺ peicentȌǤ Even soǡ
Kensington motheis with chiluien unuei the
age of ͸ aie much moie likely to be employeu
ȋͺͳ peicentǡ compaieu to ͹ͷ peicent in
KensingtonǦWheaton anu ͸ͺ peicent in
Nontgomeiy CountyȌǤ

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30
27
44
32
29
44
31
29
48
Overall
ByCar
ByPublic
Transit
AverageCommuteTime(inminutes)
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
1.85
1.84
1.87
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
CarOwnership
Averagenumberofcarsperhousehold
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
76%
72%
77%
14%
20%
16%
8%
5%
4%
2%
3%
3%
Kensington
KensingtonͲ
Wheaton
Montgomery
County
WorkTripbyMode
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Drive PublicTransit/Rail WorkatHome Walk/Bike/Other
COMMUTE AL TERNATI VES
MostKensingtonresidentsdrive
alonetowork.Kensington iesiuents
aie moie likely than iesiuents in the
wiuei KensingtonǦWheaton aiea to
uiive alone to woik ȋ͹͵ peicent
veisus ͸ͺ peicentȌǤ Caipool iates
also aie ielatively low ȋ͵ peicent
veisus Ͷ peicent in KensingtonǦ
Wheaton anu ͷ peicent CountywiueȌǤ
TransituseandothernonǦauto
commuteratesarerelativelylow.
Tiansit use is ielatively low among
Kensington iesiuents ȋͳͶ peicent of
commuteis veisus ʹͲ peicent in
Kensington Wheaton anu ͳͷ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ The laige piopoition
of the woikfoice commuting to jobs
in the Bistiict anu lack of a Netio
station within walking uistance of the
stuuy aiea may account foi
Kensingtonǯs lowei public tiansit
useǤ With few jobs in the immeuiate
aieaǡ Kensington iesiuents aie less
likely than iesiuents in the laigei
KensingtonǦWheaton planning aiea
to walk oi bike to woikǤ Kensington
iesiuents aie twice as likely to woik
at home ȋͺ peicent veisus Ͷ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ
CAR OWNERSHI P
Carownershipratesarecloseto
average. Bouseholus in Kensington
own an aveiage of ͳǤͺͷ caisǡ veisus
ͳǤͺͶ in KensingtonǦWheaton anu
ͳǤͺ͹ in Nontgomeiy County as a
wholeǤ

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Household/FamilyType
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
Households 7,435 28,970 350,000
Household/FamilyType 100% 100% 100%
MarriedͲCoupleFamily 66% 63% 62%
SingleͲParentFamily 7% 13% 10%
LiveAlone 24% 20% 24%
Other 4% 4% 5%
AverageHouseholdSize 2.54 2.71 2.66
66%
7%
24%
4%
HouseholdType
Kensingtonhouseholds
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
MarriedͲCoupleFamily
SingleͲParentFamily
LiveAlone
Other
24%
35%
19%
13%
9%
20%
34%
19%
16%
10%
24%
31%
18%
17%
11%
Livealone
2persons
3persons
4persons
5+persons
PersonsinHousehold
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
HOUSEHOL D / FAMI L Y TYPE
KensingtonisafamilyǦoriented
communitywithmarriedcouples
occupyingtwoǦthirdsoflocalhouseholds.
Naiiieu couples ȋwith oi without chiluienȌ
account foi ͸͸ peicent of householus in the
stuuy aieaǡ veisus ͸͵ peicent in KensingtonǦ
Wheaton anu ͸ʹ peicent CountywiueǤ
Kensington has ielatively fewei singleǦpaient
families ȋ͹ peicent veisus ͳ͵ peicent in the
wiuei planning aiea anu ͳͲ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ
AlmostoneinfourKensington
residentslivesalone.Singles account
foi ʹͶ peicent of Kensington householusǡ
which is the same piopoition as in the
County as a wholeǤ With few young
auults anu a laige senioi populationǡ it
is likely that iesiuents ovei the age of
͸ͷ account foi a substantial shaie of
Kensingtonǯs singleǦpeison
householusǤ
HOUSEHOL D SI ZE
Kensingtonhouseholdsare
relativelysmall. With an aveiage of
ʹǤͷͶ iesiuents veisus ʹǤ͹ͳ in
KensingtonǦWheaton anu ʹǤ͸͸
Countywiueǡ Kensingtonǯs smallei
householus can be attiibuteu to seveial
factoisǡ incluuing a laigei senioi populationǡ
moie empty nesteisǡ a geneial tienu to
smallei families anu fewei numbeis of
minoiity anu foieignǦboin iesiuents ȋwho
tenu to have laigei familiesȌǤ

Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan Appendix | 15
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9
6
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
MedianYearsLivinginSameHome
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
17%
41%
42%
KensingtonresidentsnewtoMontgomeryCounty
ResidenceinApril2000
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
ElsewhereinMaryland
D.CorNorthernVirginia
OutsideMetroArea
65%
21%
2%
5% 6%
66%
18%
4%
5%
6%
58%
22%
4% 4%
12%
SameHome Elsewherein
County
Elsewherein
Maryland
D.CorNorthern
Virginia
OutsideMetro
Area
ResidenceinApril2000
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
HOUSEHOL D MOBI L I TY
Kensingtonhouseholdshavehad
relativelyslowerturnover. Kensington
householus aie moie likely to have been in
place foi five oi moie yeais ȋ͸ͷ peicent
veisus ͷͺ peicent CountywiueȌǤ Aiea
iesiuents have liveu in theii cuiient homes
foi a meuian of ͻ yeaisǡ compaieu to a
Countywiue meuian of ͸ yeaisǤ Lowei
tuinovei iates paitly ieflect a senioi
population that is aging in placeǡ as well as
a little new housing uevelopmentǡ both of
which limit the numbei of new householus
that can move into the aieaǤ
I NͲ MOVER HOUSEHOL DS
MostnewKensingtonhouseholdscome
fromMontgomeryCounty.Among
householus that have been in place foi less
than ͷ yeaisǡ ielatively few aie new to
Nontgomeiy County ȋ͵ͻ peicent veisus
Ͷͺ peicent CountywiueȌǤ
FewhouseholdsmoveintoKensington
fromotherpartsofMaryland.Among
Kensington householus new to Nontgomeiy
Countyǡ Ͷʹ peicent aiiiveu fiom outsiue the
iegionǡ anu Ͷͳ peicent moveu in fiom
Washingtonǡ BǤCǤ oi noithein viiginiaǤ 0nly
ͳ͹ peicent moveu in fiom Piince ueoigeǯs
County oi elsewheie in NaiylanuǤ
Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan Appendix | 16
26%
39%
35%
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
ForeignͲBornHouseholds
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
12%
19%
13%
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
SpanishSpeakingHouseholds
Shareofhouseholdsspeaking Spanish
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update
5%
13%
10%
22%
29%
25%
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
ForeignLanguageSpeakers
Populationage5+speakinga language otherthanEnglish athome
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update
SpeakEnglish less than"verywell" SpeakEnglish "verywell"
FOREI GN BORN
OveroneǦquarterofKensington’s
householdshaveaforeignǦborn
headorspouse.Aiounu one in foui
Kensington householus has a foieignǦ
boin heau oi spouseȄwell below the
iate in the gieatei KensingtonǦ
Wheaton aiea ȋ͵ͻ peicentȌ anu below
aveiage foi the County as a whole
ȋ͵ͷ peicentȌǤ Slow housing tuinovei
anu little housing giowth likely
accounts foi Kensingtonǯs ielatively
low foieignǦboin population shaieǤ
LANGUAGE ABI L I TY
Withasmallerproportionof
foreignǦbornresidents,Kensington
hasalowerincidenceofforeign
languageǦspeakers.0nly ʹ͹ peicent
of Kensington iesiuents age ͷ anu
ovei speak a language othei than
English at homeǡ compaieu to
Ͷʹ peicent of iesiuents in the gieatei
KensingtonǦWheaton planning aiea
anu ͵ͷ peicent in Nontgomeiy County
as a wholeǤ
Comparedtothebroader
KensingtonǦWheatonarea,
Kensingtonhasalowerpercentage
ofSpanishǦspeakinghouseholds.
Among stuuy aiea householusǡ
ͳʹ peicent aie SpanishǦspeakingǡ
veisus ͳͻ peicent in the wiuei
planning aieaǤ Kensingtonǯs inciuence
of SpanishǦspeaking householus is
close to the Countywiue iate of ͳ͵
peicentǤ
Englishproficiencyratesarewell
aboveǦaverageamongKensington’s
foreignlanguagespeakers. Among
Kensington iesiuents age ͷ anu oveiǡ
only ͷ peicent speak English less than
Dzveiy wellǡdz veisus ͳ͵ peicent in
uaitheisbuig as a whole anu
ͳͲ peicent CountywiueǤ
Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan Appendix | 17
20%
33%
28%
10%
9%
30%
40%
18%
7%
5%
26%
34%
21%
9%
11%
Lessthan$50,000 $50,000to
$99,999
$100,000to
$149,000
$150,000to
$199,000
$200,000+
HouseholdIncomeDistribution
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdate Survey
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
87%
79%
74%
Kensington KensingtonͲWheaton MontgomeryCounty
HomeownershipRate
ShareofHouseholdsthat OwntheirOwnHome
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
HOUSI NG TENURE
Kensingtonhomeownershipratesarewell
aboveǦaverage. Almost nine out of ten
Kensington householus own theii homes
ȋͺ͹ peicentȌǡ veisus the Countywiue aveiage
of ͹Ͷ peicentǤ Bighei homeowneiship iates
ieflect Kensingtonǯs olueiǡ moie affluent
population base as well as a ueaith of multiǦ
family unitsǤ
HOUSEHOL D I NCOME ( 2004)
Kensingtonishighlyaffluent,with
householdincomeswellabovethe
MontgomeryCountymedian.The stuuy aieaǯs
ʹͲͲͶ meuian householu income ȋ̈́ͻ͸ǡͲͳ͸Ȍ was
͵ͳ peicent highei than the KensingtonǦWheaton
aiea meuian ȋ̈́͹͵ǡͳͳͷȌ anu ͳͶ peicent highei
than the Countywiue meuian ȋ̈́ͺ͵ǡͺͺͲȌǤ
Compaieu to the County as a wholeǡ Kensington
has a lowei peicentage of householus at eithei
enu of the income spectiumǤ0nly ʹͲ peicent of
householus eain less than ̈́ͷͲǡͲͲͲ pei yeaiǡ
compaieu to ͵Ͳ peicent in the gieatei
KensingtonǦWheaton aiea anu ʹ͸ peicent
CountywiueǤ Kensington also has a lowei
peicentage of householus eaining ̈́ʹͲͲǡͲͲͲ oi
moie annually compaieu to the County as a
whole ȋͻ peicent veisus ͳͳ peicentȌǤ

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16%
19%
17%
30%
48%
41%
Kensington
KensingtonͲWheaton
MontgomeryCounty
CostͲBurdenedHouseholds
Householdsspendingmorethan 30percentofincomeonhousing
Source:MͲNCPPC 2005Census Update Survey
Homeowners
Renters
ComputerUse
Source:MͲNCPPC2005CensusUpdateSurvey
KensingtonsingtonͲWheatonntgomeryCounty
Households 7,435 28,970 350,000
Ownatleastonecomputer 86% 85% 89%
VisitedMͲNCPPCwebsite 34% 30% 29%
HOUSI NG COSTS
Homeownershipcostsarebelowaverage
forMontgomeryCounty. Baving liveu in
theii homes foi a longei time on aveiageǡ
Kensington householus have less costly
moitgagesǤ In ʹͲͲͷǡ the aveiage cost of
owning a home in Kensington was ̈́ͳǡͶ͸͵ pei
month veisus ̈́ͳǡ͸ͺ͹ CountywiueǤ Even soǡ
the shaie of householus spenuing moie than
͵Ͳ peicent of theii income on housing
ȋͳ͸ peicentȌ is close to the County aveiage
ȋͳ͹ peicentȌǡ suggesting Kensington has
many ietiieu iesiuents living on a fixeu
income as well as newei householus that
paiu highei piices foi theii homesǤ
Rentalcostsarehigherthanaverage.At ̈́ͳǡͶ͹͹ǡ aveiage monthly ients
aie high compaieu to KensingtonǦWheaton as a whole ȋ̈́ͳǡͳͶͷȌ anu
Nontgomeiy County ȋ̈́ͳǡͳ͸͹ȌǤ The majoiity of Kensington ientals
ȋ͸ʹ peicentȌ aie singleǦfamily homesǡ which typically commanu highei
ients than multiǦfamily unitsǤ Kensington ientei householus aie
compaiatively less likely to spenu moie than ͵Ͳ peicent of theii income on
housing ȋ͵Ͳ peicent veisus Ͷͺ peicent in KensingtonǦWheaton anu
Ͷͳ peicent CountywiueȌǤ
COMPUTER OWNERSHI P
InlinewithMontgomeryCounty’shighcomputeruserates,thevast
majorityofKensingtonhouseholdsownacomputer.Kensington has
computeiǦowneiship iates just below aveiage foi Nontgomeiy County
ȋͺ͸ peicent veisus ͺͻ peicent CountywiueȌǤ The slight uispaiity may
ieflect Kensingtonǯs ielatively laigei senioi populationǤ
Kensingtonǯs computei useis aie moie likely than othei County iesiuents
to have visiteu the NǦNCPPC website ȋ͵Ͷ peicent veisus ʹͻ peicent
CountywiueȌǤ Even soǡ this figuie suggests that most Kensington iesiuents
may not be awaie of the Nontgomeiy County Planning Bepaitmentǯs online
iesouicesǤ Publicizing Kensington Sectoi Plan infoimation anu ielateu
iesouices available on the website uuiing the community outieach piocess
might enhance public access anu paiticipation in the planning piocessǤ
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Table 1: Kensington 2005 Census Update Survey
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Kensington
2005 Census Update Survey