Kirkland, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kirkland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kirkland had a population of 89,149 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Kirkland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 89,149
Daytime Population: Workers 43,428
Daytime Population: Residents 40,400
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 83,828
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 87,999
Population in Familes 66,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,150
Population Density2 5,003
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $95,880
Average Household Income $129,292
Per Capita Income $54,947


Total Housing Units 39,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,659 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,966 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,919 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $489,306
Average Home Value $573,706


Total Households 37,624
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 22,607
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.4%
Households 1.31% 1.32%
Families 1.37% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2017 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 Density # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 189 70th
Median Household Income # 63 90th
Per Capita Income # 20 97th

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