Kirkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 93,010 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Kirkland is the 20th largest community in Washington.
Kirkland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Kirkland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Kirkland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kirkland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkland who work in management occupations (15.82%), computer science and math (12.91%), and business and financial occupations (9.66%).
Also of interest is that Kirkland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Kirkland is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Kirkland a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Kirkland is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Kirkland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kirkland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kirkland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.30% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kirkland in 2018 was $63,135, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,540 for a family of four.
Kirkland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kirkland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kirkland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kirkland include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
In addition, Kirkland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.30%).
The most common language spoken in Kirkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.