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  7. Jobs
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Kirkwood is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 27,659. Kirkwood is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Kirkwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kirkwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Kirkwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kirkwood are highly rated.
About Kirkwood...
Population
27,659

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Kirkwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,046.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Kirkwood

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,439
National
$55,322

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Kirkwood Reviews

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Kirkwood is the best community to live in! The people are truly proud to live here and you know that by the support they show for its local businesses, the overwhelming support for the schools, and the way they come together for special occasions like the annual greentree festival, football games, and holidays. When you live in Kirkwood, you feel special because you truely feel apart of the Kirkwood family. The downtown is to die for with many local businesses and bars for night life. The plaza is a great gathering place with many restaurants lining the street and then the Thursday night concerts that have the downtown filled with people enjoying eachother. It’s just overall a great place to live.
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Kirkwood is an enchanting community filled with generous and well-intentioned people. Whether it be the friendly neighbors next door or the local shops, many who visit Kirkwood leave more peaceful and fulfilled people.
We just moved to downtown Kirkwood last year after downsizing. We have an apartment on the Plaza right on top of some of our favorite restaurants. We can walk to dozens of restaurants in 5 minutes. The YMCA is 2 blocks away. The Amtrak Station is across the street, and so is City Hall. Downtown is very walkable and we walk everywhere now. And I can easily bike a few blocks to Grant's Trail which is a bike trail where abandoned rail tracks used to be. It is 16 miles off-road end to end and it goes right by the Clydesdales at Grant's Farm, the free Anheuser Busch home and animal park.