New Kensington 1New Kensington is a city located in Westmoreland County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of over 13,100 residents, New Kensington is a part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, a popular car shipping location in Pennsylvania and the second-largest city in the state. Originally a part of Burrell (which was subsequently split into two different cities, Upper Burrell and Lower Burrell), New Kensington was officially incorporated as a city in 1891. Once a prominent manufacturing area, today New Kensington is known more for its residential and commercial areas as opposed to its industrial output.

Basic Facts About New Kensington

  • Current population: 13,100
  • Current mayor: Tom Guzzo
  • Total area: 4.2 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Westmoreland County
  • Founded in: 1891
  • Zip codes: 15068, 15069
  • Area codes: 724

Auto Transport Tips to and from New Kensington

New Kensington, as mentioned, sits within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, a major car shipping area in Pennsylvania and the most popular city for auto transport companies operating in Pennsylvania that is not named Philadelphia. This really helps the cause when it comes to getting a vehicle shipping into or out of New Kensington, as it means carriers will likely be more than willing to stop in the city, even if it isn’t the largest. At the same time, you may be able to save some money by moving your car shipping pickup or delivery location out of New Kensington and somewhere more preferable to the carrier – talk to your agent for more information.

The reason we bring this up is the fact that car shipping companies prefer to run routes through major cities and metropolitan areas while sticking to the main interstate highways. New Kensington sits along a state highway and is not directly accessible from the interstate highways that run through the Pittsburgh metro area. This may cause auto transport carriers to skip freight in New Kensington if there is more in Pittsburgh to be had; to mitigate this, you move your pickup or delivery location to somewhere more conducive to the carrier’s route, which can help the cause. It’s not a guarantee, though, so talk to your car shipping representative for more.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from New Kensington, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes from top car shipping companies in your email inbox; once you have your quotes, you can then compare those companies against each other to find the right shipper at the right price for you. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes to begin with, give us a call any time toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents.

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