Kirkwood, Missouri Population 2021

27,973
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Kirkwood is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 27,973, it is the 23rd largest city in Missouri and the 1378th largest city in the United States . Kirkwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,540 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Kirkwood has a population density of 3,049 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kirkwood is $123,735 with a poverty rate of 4.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,074 per month, and the median house value is $315,000. The median age in Kirkwood is 43 years, 40.5 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Kirkwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kirkwoodwas:

  • White: 90.40%
  • Black or African American: 5.62%
  • Two or more races: 1.92%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Kirkwood, Missouri is 27,973 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,973.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,540.

Kirkwood, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,04790.40%
Black or African American1,5565.62%
Two or More Races5311.92%
Asian4091.48%
Some Other Race1520.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Kirkwood Population by Race

Kirkwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Kirkwood Median Age

43


Total

40.5


Male

45.2


Female

Kirkwood Adults

There are 21,064 adults, (5,843 of whom are seniors) in Kirkwood.

Kirkwood Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kirkwood Sex Ratio

Female

14,832

53.53%

Male

12,876

46.47%

Kirkwood Population by Age

Kirkwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kirkwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male39.6%60.4%
Female56.1%43.9%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
All74.8%25.2%
Married89.6%10.4%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kirkwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7342.3474.8
Married6,2723.0689.6
Non Family4,2551.1559.2
Female9622.6256.1
Male2453.4339.6

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Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Kirkwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1480.75%
9th to 12th Grade4082.06%
High School Graduate2,23811.32%
Some College3,18716.12%
Associates Degree1,0795.46%
Bachelors Degree6,97535.28%
Graduate Degree5,73529.01%
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Kirkwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kirkwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,77017,46512,049
Black1,176978191
Hispanic303303208
Asian300293210
2+ Races18113552
Other Race48486
Native American88
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.00%.

Kirkwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,109$76,360$47,345
Less Than 9th Grade$31,891$45,962$
High School Graduate$31,261$31,798$30,349
Some College$35,151$44,034$32,265
Bachelors Degree$62,026$85,667$51,307
Graduate Degree$84,070$110,549$65,779

$60,109

Average Earnings

$76,360

Average Male

$47,345

Average Female

Kirkwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kirkwood Language by Age

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Kirkwood Language

94.92% of Kirkwood residents speak only English, while 5.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

Kirkwood Language

Kirkwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,2367583.13%
Black1,52131420.64%
Multiple531295.46%
Asian409194.65%
Native88100.00%

4.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.64%

Male Poverty Rate

4.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kirkwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kirkwood is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kirkwood is White, with 3.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.53%.

Kirkwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School14.58%
Less Than 9th Grade12.69%
Some College3.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%

Kirkwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Unemployed19.33%
Male Employed1.73%
Female Employed1.42%

Kirkwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kirkwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,730$123,735
Families$124,553$156,582
Married Families$135,093-
Non Families$48,218$65,637
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Income by Household Type

Kirkwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Kirkwood Married by Age and Sex

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Kirkwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kirkwood Marital Status by Race

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Kirkwood Marital Status

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1,312

Number of Veterans

1,226

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam566
Korea165
Second Gulf War142
First Gulf War140
World War II67

Kirkwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+488
65 to 74399
35 to 54229
55 to 64177
18 to 3419

Kirkwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1706.09%
Black13110.41%
Hispanic113.13%
Other Race1116.67%

Kirkwood Veterans by Race

Kirkwood Veterans by Education

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5.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kirkwood Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kirkwood Employment by Age

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Kirkwood Employment by Race

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Kirkwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.01%

Born in Kirkwood

95.80%

Native Born

4.20%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

2.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.80% of Kirkwood residents were born in the United States, with 67.01% having been born in Missouri. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kirkwood Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,973830.30%
202027,890830.30%
201927,807830.30%
201827,724660.24%
201727,658130.05%
201627,645-96-0.35%
201527,741680.25%
201427,673480.17%
201327,625140.05%
201227,611260.09%
201127,585220.08%
201027,5632390.09%
200027,324330.01%
199027,291-448-0.16%
198027,739-3,940-1.32%
197031,6792,2580.74%
196029,42110,7814.67%
195018,6406,5084.39%
194012,1322,9632.84%
19309,1694,7477.56%
19204,4222510.59%
19104,1711,3463.97%
19002,8250.00%

Kirkwood Population by Year