Kirkland WA

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Kirkland, WA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Kirkland Housing Market Information

With a population of 89,557, 36,143 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $739,682, Kirkland house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Kirkland real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kirkland, accounting for 56.04% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kirkland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 32.37%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.72%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.61%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Kirkland are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.00% owning and 38.00% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Kirkland built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Kirkland built between 1940-1969 ( 20.61%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.39%). There's also some housing in Kirkland built before 1939 ( 3.25%).

Kirkland Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Kirkland has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Kirkland real estate appreciated 93.81% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.84%, putting Kirkland in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Kirkland definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Kirkland appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Kirkland's appreciation rate has been 1.98%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Kirkland were at 1.35%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.51%.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Kirkland's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Kirkland differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Kirkland - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Kirkland real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,299,000 15.4
$974,001 - $1,299,000 16.5
$650,001 - $974,000 29.3
$520,001 - $650,000 14.2
$390,001 - $520,000 11.6
$260,001 - $390,000 7.9
$130,001 - $260,000 3.7
$65,001 - $130,000 0.3
$0 - $65,000 1.1

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.98978102189781 5.30035335689046

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kirkland Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
186.58% 5.27%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,894 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.00
Renters 38.00
Vacant 5.89

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.4
1970 - 1999 59.8
1940 - 1969 20.6
1939 or Older 3.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.0
Townhomes 5.6
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 32.4
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.75
1 Bedroom 11.92
2 Bedrooms 27.44
3 Bedrooms 29.97
4 Bedrooms 21.29
5 or more bedrooms 6.64