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Where the Train Still Stops and the Citizens Still Walk

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Kensington is approximately 1,913 (2007), 2213 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 768 (2000), 870 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kensington is 1.271 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kensington is 0.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kensington to Washington DC is 8 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 32 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kensington is positioned 39.02 degrees north of the equator and 77.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kensington elevation is 285 feet above sea level.
Kensington per capita income is $ 35,919 (2000).
Kensington median income is $ 98,464 (2007).
The Kensington median home price is $ 697,607 (2007).


in central Maryland about two miles from Wheaton-Glenmont and about nine miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include South Kensington, Chevy Chase View, North Kensington, Garrett Park, North Chevy Chase, Forest Glen and Chevy Chase.
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History & History Related Items

In 1873, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad built the Metropolitan Branch line from Washington, D.C. to Point of Rocks. One of the stops was Knowles Station on the property owned by Mr. And Mrs. George Knowles. Later, after his death, parts of his estate were sold and eventually many houses were built on the land. By 1890, The small village of Knowles Station began to grow quickly and needed more than what the county could offer them. A bill was introduced in 1894 to create the Town of Kensington. Knowles Station officially became Kensington at this time.

Here is a history page for Kensington.
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Labor Day Festival and Parade.

A photo gallery page for Kensington.
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Kensington City Government

Town of Kensington
3710 Mitchell Street
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 301-949-2424

Kensington Chamber

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Kensington Organizations

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Kensington Libraries

Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

Kensington Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850 Kensington


The population of Kensington was:
1990 - 1,713
2000 - 1,873
2007 - 1,913

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 747
2000 - 768

Median age:
2000 - 41.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 76,716
2007 - $ 98,464

Median house value:
2000 - $ 280,000
2007 - $ 697,607

Kensington is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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