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Overview

Introduction to Kirkwood, Missouri

Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 7 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Kirkwood History

The land now covered by the City of Kirkwood was purchased by Richard Smith Elliott and Hiram W. Leffingwell in 1850. The Pacific Railroad first entered the area in 1853. In fact, the city was named after the railroad engineer called James P. Kirkwood. The train station was built in 1893 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkwood was the first planned suburb which was located west of Mississippi River.

Kirkwood and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Transportation
  • Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Kirkwood

Kirkwood offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum. The Museum of Transportation and Saint Louis Zoo are in the neighborhood. It is worth taking a look around the Frieden Lutheran Church and Saint Agnes Home. It also offers easy access to the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, Frank Holten State Recreation Area, Castlewood State Park, and Ulysses S. Grant Farm.

Kirkwood Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Kirkwood Higher Education

Saint Louis Community College - Meramec and Midwest Institute for Medical Assistants are the local higher education institutions. Others in the neighborhood include Webster University and Maryville University of Saint Louis.

People

Total Population 27,612
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 14,015
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,346
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,030
Median House Value $249,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.5%
Irish 19.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kirkwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63122
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.583
Longitude -90.406

Kirkwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station ST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station ST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crestwood 11,961 $77,991
Des Peres 8,480 $125,885
Glendale 5,928 $150,586

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kirkwood Public Libraries

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Kirkwood Public Library
140 EAST JEFFERSON
Kirkwood, Missouri
(314) 821-5770
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Kirkwood High Schools

KIRKWOOD SR. HIGH
801 W ESSEX AVE
314-213-6110
Serves 1,810 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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