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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).

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Kensington location: 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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Kensington history:

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.

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Kensington attractions:

Labor Day Festival and Parade.

A photo gallery page for Kensington.

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