Kirkwood is a tiny town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 408 people and just one neighborhood, Kirkwood is the 964th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kirkwood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Kirkwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Kirkwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Kirkwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kirkwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kirkwood is a town of managers, production and manufacturing workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkwood who work in management occupations (38.75%), sales jobs (17.50%) and office and administrative support (6.25%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.75% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Kirkwood’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kirkwood is worth considering.
One downside of living in Kirkwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kirkwood, the average commute to work is 33.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Kirkwood is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.