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Kensington is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 292 at the 2010 census. The city is notable in Minnesota history for being the place where the famous, if questionable, Kensington Runestone was first displayed. The stone tablet may indicate that Scandinavians had come to Minnesota in the 14th century. It is now at a museum in nearby Alexandria, Minnesota.HistoryKensington was platted in 1887, and named after Kensington, in London. A post office has been in operation in Kensington since 1887. Kensington was incorporated in 1891.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36sqmi, all of it land.Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route in the community.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 292 people, 137 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 811.1PD/sqmi. There were 147 housing units at an average density of 408.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
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