Kirkland, Illinois

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Kirkland, Illinois

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High Points

Kirkland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Kirkland Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Kirkland People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Kirkland Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Kirkland, Illinois

Comparing Kirkland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Senior Citizens 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Kirkland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County De Kalb
Standard Zip Codes 60146
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.08
Longitude -88.85

Kirkland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DE KALB
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Kirkland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,166 100%
Male 599 51.4%
Female 567 48.6%
Under 18 344 29.5%
18+ 822 70.5%
65+ 124 10.6%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.26
White 1,146 98.3%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 2%

Estimated Kirkland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,607
Growth 441
Growth % 37.8%

Kirkland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.7%
English 10.7%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Swedish 7.7%
US/American 6.2%
Polish 4.6%
Italian 4.2%
Norwegian 4.2%
European 1.5%
Danish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Croatian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kirkland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fairdale (60146)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kirkland 1,166 $52,813
Cherry Valley 2,191 $70,833
Creston 543 $44,688
Genoa 4,169 $53,523
Kingston 980 $58,929
Malta 969 $51,667
Sycamore 12,020 $62,083

Kirkland Public Libraries

Kirkland P.l.
513 W. MAIN ST.
Kirkland, Illinois
(815) 522-6260

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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