Kirkland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 92,175 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Kirkland is the 12th largest community in Washington.
Kirkland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Kirkland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Kirkland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kirkland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkland who work in management occupations (15.41%), computer science and math (14.46%), and business and financial occupations (10.01%).
Also of interest is that Kirkland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Kirkland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.51% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another interesting thing about Kirkland, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Kirkland is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Kirkland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kirkland. 62.26% 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 Kirkland in 2018 was $64,268, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,072 for a family of four.
Kirkland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kirkland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kirkland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kirkland include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
In addition, Kirkland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.01%).
The most common language spoken in Kirkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.