Kirkwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 27,807 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Kirkwood is the 23rd largest community in Missouri.
Kirkwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Kirkwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Kirkwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.37% 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 (14.59%), sales jobs (11.68%), and business and financial occupations (11.32%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Kirkwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
If knowledge is power, Kirkwood is a pretty powerful place. 63.54% 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 $50,828, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,312 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 Chinese.