Kirkland is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,744 people and just one neighborhood, Kirkland is the 516th largest community in Illinois. Kirkland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kirkland is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.22% of the Kirkland workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kirkland is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkland who work in office and administrative support (14.13%), sales jobs (8.23%) and healthcare (7.86%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Kirkland, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Kirkland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Kirkland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kirkland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Kirkland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.58 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small village, Kirkland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.