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Kirkwood, MO
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Living in Kirkwood


Kirkwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 29,461 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Kirkwood is the 23rd largest community in Missouri.

Kirkwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Kirkwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Kirkwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kirkwood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkwood who work in management occupations (14.76%), business and financial occupations (11.27%), and sales jobs (11.17%).

Of important note, Kirkwood is also a city of artists. Kirkwood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kirkwood’s character.

Also of interest is that Kirkwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.95% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Kirkwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Kirkwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kirkwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Kirkwood is a pretty powerful place. 63.79% of the adults in Kirkwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Kirkwood in 2018 was $50,386, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,544 for a family of four.

Kirkwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kirkwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kirkwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kirkwood include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Kirkwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.