Kirkland is a Seattle suburb, whose population is 92,175 according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Kirkland is the sixth largest city in King County and the twelfth largest in Washington State. This vibrant waterfront community features restaurants, art galleries, performing arts centers, beaches, public parks, and other attractions. Visitors to the waterfront can enjoy the collection of public art on display throughout the city.
In 1892, Kirkland built the first woolen mill in the state. The mill provided supplies for Alaska gold rush prospectors as well as the U.S. military during World War I. The community also became a major center for the construction of ocean-going vessels, with the Lake Washington Shipyard constructing more than 25 warships for the U.S. Navy during World War II.
As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,500 people. Of those, nearly twenty-three percent of the population was under the age of eighteen. Another 8.1% were between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four. Twenty-four percent were married couples, while thirty-seven percent of households consisted of individuals. One-fifth of the city's population was elderly, and nearly ten percent of the population was under the age of five. The gender ratio in Kirkland City is about 48:1 for males, and 51.7% for females.
The Kirkland post office had a population of about thirteen thousand people as of 1940, but it has been steadily growing ever since. The city was founded in 1858, and by 1944, the population was somewhere between fourteen thousand and fifteen thousand. This growth reflects the fact that Kirkland is becoming an increasingly diverse and multicultural city. There are over eight thousand residents in the city today, and Kirkland is a great place for everyone to call home.