Kirkwood is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 715 people and just one neighborhood, Kirkwood is the 699th largest community in Illinois. Kirkwood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Kirkwood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.40% of Kirkwood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Kirkwood is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkwood who work in sales jobs (17.40%), office and administrative support (7.96%) and management occupations (7.08%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Kirkwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kirkwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kirkwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kirkwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Kirkwood is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.