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Encyclopedia > Kensington, New Hampshire

Kensington is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,893.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.0 km˛ (12.0 mi˛). 31.0 km˛ (11.9 mi˛) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,893 people, 657 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density is 61.2/km˛ (158.4/mi˛). There are 672 housing units at an average density of 21.7/km˛ (56.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 98.31% White, 0.11% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 657 households out of which 40.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% are non-families. 13.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.88 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $67,344, and the median income for a family is $72,679. Males have a median income of $56,023 versus $35,278 for females. The per capita income for the town is $29,265. 4.6% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.1% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Kensington official website (http://town.kensington.nh.us/)

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Kensington, New Hampshire Real Estate, Kensington Relocation - RelocateAmerica (524 words)
Kensington, a small rural community of approximately 1800 people, is situated in southeastern Rockingham County, about 8 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
Kensington remains a community of farms, woodlands and pastures, and wetlands; and the roads have names like Stumpfield, Wild Pasture, Drinkwater, Hemlock, Juniper, and Muddy Pond.
Kensington has much to offer everyone, from the nature lover to the shopper; but most of all, it offers peace of mind to those who are looking for a slower pace in life.
New Hampshire: Map, History and Much More from Answers.com (8231 words)
In 1776, the population of New Hampshire was 82,000 and increasing.
In 1800, the population of New Hampshire was 183,858.
New Hampshire has historically been dominated by the Republican Party (indeed some sources trace the founding of the Republican party to the town of Exeter in 1853) and is still considered to be the most conservative state in the Northeast; but in national elections it has become a swing state.
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