West Kensington, Philadelphia
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|Area code(s)||215, 267 and 445|
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 Kensington. Its bordering neighborhoods are Kensington to the east, Harrowgate to the northeast, and Fairhill to the west. It is bounded by Kensington Avenue to the east, American Street to the west, York Street to the South and Allegheny Avenue to the north.
As of the 2010 Census, West Kensington was 71.7% Hispanic, 17.2% African American, 5% 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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