Kirkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 87,281 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Kirkland is the 20th 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 90.36% 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 (16.88%), computer science and math (10.87%), and sales jobs (10.74%).
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.
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. 56.78% 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 Kirkland in 2010 was $50,403, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,612 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kirkland's cultural character, accounting for 20.02% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kirkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.