Kensal is a city located in Stutsman County, North Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 161. The peak population was 456, reached in 1910 with a decline to 210 in 1980.


Kensal is located at 47°18'1" North, 98°43'57" West (47.300223, -98.732618) The elevation is 1541, the Zip code is 58455.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 km2  (0.6 m2). 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 161 people, 68 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density is 103.6/km˛ (267.4/mi˛). There are 86 housing units at an average density of 55.3/km˛ (142.8/mi˛). There are 68 households out of which 26.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% are married couples living together, 5.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% are non-families. 25.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $20,625, and the median income for a family is $50,625. Males have a median income of $37,500 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,088. 9.2% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 19.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.