Kirkwood, Missouri Population 2020

27,796
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Kirkwood is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 27,796, it is the 23rd largest city in Missouri and the 1371st largest city in the United States. Kirkwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,540 in 2010. Kirkwood reached it's highest population of 31,679 in 1970. Spanning over 9 miles, Kirkwood has a population density of 3,030 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kirkwood is $119,750 with a poverty rate of 4.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,031 per month, and the median house value is $293,200. The median age in Kirkwood is 42.4 years, 39.2 years for males, and 45.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males.

Kirkwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kirkwood was:

  • White: 89.95%
  • Black or African American: 5.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.29%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Kirkwood, Missouri is 27,796, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,758.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,540.

Kirkwood, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,90989.95%
Black or African American1,5295.52%
Two or More Races6352.29%
Asian4391.59%
Some Other Race1550.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Kirkwood Population Pyramid 2020

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Kirkwood Median Age

42.4


Total

39.2


Male

45.3


Female

Kirkwood Adults

There are 20,969 adults, (5,798 of whom are seniors) in Kirkwood.

Kirkwood Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kirkwood Sex Ratio

Female

14,715

53.14%

Male

12,978

46.86%

Kirkwood Households and Families

Kirkwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kirkwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.9%8.1%
All75.4%24.6%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Male58.3%41.7%
Female52.3%47.7%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7042.3475.4
Married6,1103.191.9
Non Family4,3371.1458.3
Female9332.6252.3
Male3243.3858.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

2.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kirkwood Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1440.72%
9th to 12th Grade4692.36%
High School Graduate2,32711.71%
Some College3,19616.08%
Associates Degree1,1085.58%
Bachelors Degree6,91134.78%
Graduate Degree5,71628.77%
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Kirkwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,83217,49012,000
Black1,155973168
Asian313304232
Hispanic286270155
Multiple Races22616272
Other Race55555
Native American2121
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 74.12%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,095$72,895$45,020
Less Than High School$28,542$42,143$
High School Grad$30,181$32,099$22,228
Some College$33,824$41,419$32,024
Bachelors Degree$59,202$75,824$46,219
Graduate Degree$78,985$108,408$63,699

$55,095

Average Earnings

$72,895

Average Male

$45,020

Average Female

Kirkwood Language

Kirkwood Language by Age

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Kirkwood Language

94.74% of Kirkwood residents speak only English, while 5.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.01% of the population.

Kirkwood Poverty

Kirkwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,1248233.41%
Black1,48737325.08%
Multiple635132.05%
Native21838.10%
Asian43961.37%
Hispanic68610.15%
Other15510.65%

4.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.42%

Male Poverty Rate

4.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kirkwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kirkwood is Native, with 38.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kirkwood is Hispanic, with 0.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.64%.

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Name Poverty
High School17.56%
Less Than High School12.37%
Some College3.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.10%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.58%
Female Unemployed15.14%
Female Employed2.06%
Male Employed1.64%

Kirkwood Income

Kirkwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,378$119,750
Families$120,943$152,511
Married Families$130,847-
Non Families$47,779$63,820
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Kirkwood Marital Status

Kirkwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kirkwood Marital Status by Race

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Kirkwood Veterans

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1,351

Number of Veterans

1,255

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam611
Korea174
Second Gulf War106
World War II104
First Gulf War89
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Age Group Veterans
75+497
65 to 74463
55 to 64198
35 to 54167
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2276.42%
Black1038.51%
Hispanic216.54%
Other2132.31%

Kirkwood Veterans by Education

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5.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kirkwood Employment Status

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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66.60%

Born in Missouri

95.72%

Native Born

4.28%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.72% of Kirkwood residents were born in the United States, with 66.60% having been born in Missouri. 1.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,796190.07%
201927,777190.07%
201827,7581040.38%
201727,654190.07%
201627,635-92-0.33%
201527,727720.26%
201427,655490.18%
201327,606150.05%
201227,591290.11%
201127,562190.07%
201027,5432190.08%
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%