Kirkwood is a city in St. Louis County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,324. The city was founded in 1853 and is named after James Pugh Kirkwood, builder of the Pacific Railroad through that town.
Kirkwood is located at(38.580652, -90.414289).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 mi². 9.2 mi² of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.54%) is water.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,324 people, 11,763 households, and 7,257 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,961.3/mi². There were 12,306 housing units at an average density of 1,333.7/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 90.76% White, 7.07% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There are 11,763.5 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $55,122, and the median income for a family was $72,830. Males had a median income of $51,515 versus $36,235 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,012. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
- The fictional G.I. Joe character, Blast-off is from Kirkwood.
- The real life race car driver Dorsey Schroeder is also from Kirkwood.
- Actor Scott Bakula of Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise is a graduate of Kirkwood High School - Class of 1973.
- Kirkwood is home to the longest running football rivalry west of the Mississippi. Kirkwood High School plays neighboring Webster Groves High School every Thanksgiving in an annual Thanksgiving Day Game. Thanksgiving Day 2007 marked the 100th anniversary of this classic rivalry.
- City of Kirkwood
- Virtual Community Slideshow
- Kirkwood Schools
- Kirkwood Historical Society
- Kirkwood Community Links
- Kirkwood Chamber
- Guide to Kirkwood Attractions
- History & Homes
- Kirkwood Junction
- Kirkwood Special Events
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