Kirkland, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kirkland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kirkland had a population of 86,816 as of July 1, 2016. Kirkland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kirkland is located at latitude 47.6995 and longitude -122.1987 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kirkland (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Kirkland (GNIS ID: 2411552) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kirkland is located within Seattle East Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kirkland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kirkland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 86,816
Population in Households 85,668
Population in Familes 64,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,148
Population Density1 4,872
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 36,376
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 21,848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,939 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,437 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,345 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $481,951
Average Home Value $556,431


Median Household Income $92,288
Average Household Income $121,121
Per Capita Income $51,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.45%
Households 0.98% 1.31%
Families 1.04% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kirkland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirkland to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 190 70th
Median Household Income # 61 90th
Per Capita Income # 20 97th

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