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Overview

Introduction to Kirkland, Washington

Kirkland, Washington, in King county, is 4 miles N of Bellevue, Washington (center to center) and 7 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The people of the city are in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Kirkland History

Native Americans inhabited this area before the arrival of English settlers in the late 1860s. The McGregor and Popham families were the earliest settlers, and they built their homesteads in the area which is now known as Houghton. With the passage of time, more people settled in the area. Towards the end of the 1880s, a small number of farming, boat-building, and logging communities developed in the area. A British-born enterprising businessman, Peter Kirk, came to this area in 1886. He set up the Kirkland Land and Development Company in collaboration with Leigh S.J. Hunt, who was then owner of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The city of Kirkland was founded in 1888.

Kirkland and nearby Attractions

  • Juanita Bay Park
  • Marina Park
  • Bridle Trails State Park
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • Forbes Lake
  • Peter Kirk Building

Things To Do In Kirkland

The downtown area of the city is located on the lakefront and has several art galleries, restaurants , and a 400-seat performing arts center. The city has several beaches and public parks located along the waterfront. The parks are linked by a paved trail. The city also has an impressive collection of public art, especially bronze sculptures.

Kirkland Transportation

Flights are available from the Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Kirkland Higher Education

Lake Washington Technical College, Northwest College of The Assemblies of God, City University, and Bellevue Community College offer programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population85,812
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+46,326
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58%
Median Earnings25+$60,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,040

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,475
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,517
Median House Value$469,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.1%
German17.7%
English12.7%
Irish10.2%
Norwegian4.8%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque4.3%
Swedish3.8%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2.4%
Polish2.1%
Russian1.9%
Iranian1.3%
Welsh1.3%
Danishn1%
Ukrainian1%
African0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Kirkland Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98033, 98034
P.O. Box Zip Codes98083
Phone Area Codes206,425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.67
Approximate Longitude-122.18

Kirkland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationBREMERTON
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 45 F
Apr Temp41 to 59 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellevue136,718$118,483
Clyde Hill3,197$203,438
Hunts Point461$195,833
Medina3,169$229,792
Redmond59,268$125,758
Yarrow Point1,149$250

Kirkland Hospitals

Fairfax Hospital
(Proprietary)
10200 Ne 132nd St
(425) 821-2000
Lakeside Milam Recovery Center
(Proprietary)
10322 Ne 132nd St.
(425) 823-3116
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
12040 128th St Ne
(425) 899-1000

Kirkland Public Schools

Bell Elementary
11212 Ne 112th
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2510
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Community School
11133 Ne 65th
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2395
Primary
Total Enrollment 73
Emerson High School
10903 Ne 53rd St
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2300
High
Total Enrollment 68
Emerson K-12
10903 Ne 53rd Street
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2311
Other
Total Enrollment 121
Franklin Elementary
12434 Ne 60th
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
International Community School
11133 Ne 65th St
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2380
Other
Total Enrollment 439
Kirk Elementary
1312 6th Street
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2590
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Kirkland Middle School
430 18th Ave
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2420
Middle
Total Enrollment 573
Lake Washington High
12033 Ne 80th
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-1700
High
Total Enrollment 1459
Lakeview Elementary
10400 Ne 68th
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Northstar Middle School
10903 Ne 53rd St
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-1760
Middle
Total Enrollment 89
Rose Hill Elementary
8044 128th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Twain Elementary
9525 130th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98033
(425) 936-2730
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Discovery School
12801 84th Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2704
Primary
Total Enrollment 73
Environmental & Adventure School
8040 Ne 132nd
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2355
Middle
Total Enrollment 143
Finn Hill Middle School
8040 Ne 132nd St
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2340
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
Frost Elementary
11801 Ne 140th
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Futures School
10601 Ne 132nd
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-1635
High
Total Enrollment 59
Gateway To College At Lwit
11605 132nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 739-8274
High
Juanita Elementary
9635 Ne 132nd
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2570
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Juanita High
10601 Ne 132nd
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1368
Kamiakin Middle School
14111 132nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 564
Keller Elementary
13820 - 108th Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2580
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Lake Washington Technical Academy
11605 132nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 739-8100
High
Total Enrollment 188
Lwit 1418 Contract Bellevue College Ceo
11605 132nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 739-8107
Muir Elementary
14012 132nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2640
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Sandburg Elementary
12801 - 84th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Thoreau Elementary
8224 Ne 138th
ZIP: 98034
(425) 936-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 277

Kirkland Private Schools

Cedar Crest Academy Kirkland
10406 Ne 37th Cir
ZIP: 98033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Eastside Preparatory School
10635 Ne 38th Pl
ZIP: 98033
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
Holy Family Parish School
7300 120th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 256
Kirkland Childrens School
5311 108th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School
5320 108th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Countryside Montessori School
13630 100th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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