Kirkwood, MO
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Kirkwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 27,750 people and six 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 92.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kirkwood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkwood who work in management occupations (13.74%), sales jobs (13.18%), and office and administrative support (11.18%).

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.

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 city’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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kirkwood. 61.78% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kirkwood in 2010 was $46,273, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,092 for a family of four. However, Kirkwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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