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  6. Diversity
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Kirkwood is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 27,708. Kirkwood is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Kirkwood offers residents a dense 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.

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About Kirkwood...
Population
27,708

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    75.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    18.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    122.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,210.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Kirkwood

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,730
National
$62,843

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