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Welcome to Kensington ...

The city of Kensington is located in Smith County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kensington has a population of 435 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kensington.

Kensington is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kensington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kensington lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Kensington: 66951<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kensington had an population of 435 people. This is a decrease of 8.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kensington had a population of 473 people (which is 12.28% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Kensington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kensington represents 0.02% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 298th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 473 people, the population of Kensington decreased 10.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 529 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kensington.

Communities Also Named Kensington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Kensington - they are located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York (3), Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina (3), Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kensington.

Communities near Kensington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kensington.

  • Phillipsburg (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Kensington and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Phillipsburg:
    • Phillipsburgh
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phillipsburg<7>
  • Smith Center (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
    • Smith Center lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<7>
  • Agra (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
    • Agra lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Kensington and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
  • Kirwin (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
    • Kirwin lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Kensington and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<7>
  • Gaylord (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
    • Gaylord lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
  • Glade (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade
    • Glade lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Kensington and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
    • Former name for Glade:
    • Marvin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade
  • Athol (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Cedar (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Cedar:
    • Cedarville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Claudell (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
    • Claudell lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
  • Harlan (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
    • Harlan lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Kensington and is located in Smith County
    • Former name for Harlan:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kensington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kensington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kensington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kensington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kensington. See our Newspapers Page for Kensington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kensington ...

Looking for more information about Kensington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kensington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kensington.

Adding Kensington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kensington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kensington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kensington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kensington on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Kensington

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kensington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Smith, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kensington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kensington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kensington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kensington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kensington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kensington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KensingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kensington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7682, Longitude: -99.0331    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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