West Kensington, Philadelphia
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|Neighborhood of Philadelphia|
The Lillian Marrero Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia serves West Kensington.
|Area code(s)||Area code 215|
West Kensington is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. It is north of Olde Kensington. The Market Frankford El above Front Street forms the line between West Kensington and its bordering neighborhoods are Kensington to the southeast, Harrowgate to the north, and Fairhill to the west. It is bounded by Kensington Avenue to the southeast, Front Street to the west, and Allegheny Avenue to the north.
As of the 2010 Census, West Kensington was 68% Hispanic, 18.1% African American, 7.8% white, 2.9% Asian, 3.1% all other. Historically it had been a heavily Irish-American neighborhood. Today the community is largely populated by Latinos (mostly Puerto Ricans), but also has significant populations of Irish Americans, Italian Americans, and African Americans.
School District of Philadelphia operates public schools.
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