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Kirkland
  • Suburb of Seattle, WA

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    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Kirkland is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 91,146. Kirkland is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Kirkland offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Kirkland there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kirkland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kirkland are highly rated.

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About Kirkland...
Population
91,146

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$724,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,894
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    34
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    23.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    288.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,715
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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