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Kirkland, Washington

Kirkland is a city located in King County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 45,054.


Kirkland is located at 47°41'9" North, 122°11'30" West (47.685821, -122.191729)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²). 27.7 km² (10.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.00% water.


Kirkland is home to Northwest University, fomerly Northwest College of the Assemblies of God.


As of the census of 2000, there are 45,054 people, 20,736 households, and 11,031 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,628.8/km² (4,220.3/mi²). There are 21,831 housing units at an average density of 789.2/km² (2,045.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.28% White, 1.59% African American, 0.53% Native American, 7.80% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. 4.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,736 households out of which 23.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% are non-families. 35.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the city the population is spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,332, and the median income for a family is $73,395. Males have a median income of $50,691 versus $39,737 for females. The per capita income for the city is $38,903. 5.3% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.3% are under the age of 18 and 5.0% are 65 or older.

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