Kirkwood, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kirkwood, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kirkwood had a population of 28,202 as of July 1, 2016. Kirkwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kirkwood is located at latitude 38.5794 and longitude -90.4209 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kirkwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Kirkwood (GNIS ID: 2395549) 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.

The City of Kirkwood is located within Township of Bonhomme, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kirkwood 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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Kirkwood, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,202
Population in Households 27,941
Population in Familes 22,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 261
Population Density1 3,079
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 12,142
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 7,496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,254 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,888 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,035 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $274,270
Average Home Value $357,888


Median Household Income $76,228
Average Household Income $108,461
Per Capita Income $46,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.29%
Households 0.33% 0.26%
Families 0.37% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Kirkwood, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirkwood to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 25 98th
Population Density1 # 65 94th
Diversity Index2 # 187 82nd
Median Household Income # 54 95th
Per Capita Income # 26 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.