Kirkland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 92,107 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.
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 19.41% 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.
One thing noticeable about Kirkland, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Kirkland is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Kirkland a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Kirkland is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Kirkland, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Kirkland is a pretty powerful place. 62.07% of the adults in Kirkland 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 Kirkland in 2018 was $71,558, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,232 for a family of four.
Kirkland is an extremely 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kirkland's cultural character, accounting for 23.89% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kirkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.