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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,614
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+13,841
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,715
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,554

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,744
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$1,048
Median House Value$263,200

Ancestry

German35.7%
Irish20%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.1%
English11%
Italian5.9%
French Except Basque5%
Polish3.2%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Russian1%
Welsh1%
Swedish1%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Arab0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Sudanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Kirkwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63122
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.58
Approximate Longitude-90.42

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)

StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crestwood11,941$85,833
Des Peres8,507$126,198
Glendale5,917$153,125

Kirkwood Public Libraries

Kirkwood Public Library
140 E JEFFERSON AVE
Kirkwood, Missouri
(314) 821-5770

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Kirkwood Public Schools

Westchester Elem.
1416 Woodgate Ave
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6160
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
F. P. Tillman Elem.
230 Quan Ave
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Nipher Middle
700 S Kirkwood Rd
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6180
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Kirkwood Early Child. Ctr.
100 S Sappington Rd
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6136
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
George R. Robinson Elem.
803 Couch Ave
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6140
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
North Glendale Elem.
765 N Sappington Rd
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
W. W. Keysor Elem.
725 N Geyer Rd
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
North Kirkwood Middle
11287 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6170
Middle
Total Enrollment 624
Kirkwood Sr. High
801 W Essex Ave
ZIP: 63122
(314) 213-6110
High
Total Enrollment 1782

Kirkwood Private Schools

St John Vianney High School
1311 S Kirkwood Rd
ZIP: 63122
Secondary
Total Enrollment 630
Kirkwood Children's House
11232 Big Bend Rd
ZIP: 63122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Christ Community Lutheran School
110 W Woodbine Ave
ZIP: 63122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 384
St Gerard Majella Catholic School
2005 Dougherty Ferry Rd
ZIP: 63122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 357
St Peter's Catholic School
215 N Clay Ave
ZIP: 63122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 440
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