Kirkwood 91 Exceptional
Kirkwood Livability #13 ranked city in Missouri#206 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Kirkwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Kirkwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Missouri
1077% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kirkwood cost of living
A Kirkwood Crime Total crime is 53% lower than Missouri
Total crime
1,48540% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6840% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Kirkwood crime
B+ Kirkwood Employment Household income is 57% higher than Missouri
Median household income
$77,91741% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,99558% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%59% lower than the US average
Kirkwood employment
B- Kirkwood Housing Home value is 86% higher than Missouri
Median home value
$263,20043% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04810% higher than the US average
Home ownership
74%17% higher than the US average
Kirkwood real estate or Kirkwood rentals
A+ Kirkwood Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Missouri
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
77%57% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
Kirkwood K-12 schools
A- Kirkwood User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Kirkwood
Overall user rating
78% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 5 total surveys
all Kirkwood poll results

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      Living in Kirkwood, MO

      Kirkwood, Missouri is a mid-sized city with a population of 27,614 residents. Kirkwood has a population density of 3,015 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 90% of Kirkwood residents are White, 6% Black and 2% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Kirkwood might be a good fit as 82% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 59% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Kirkwood could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Missouri if you know where to search. The best areas in Kirkwood and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Missouri and national averages.

      The livability score in Kirkwood is 88/100 and the city is ranked in the 99th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Kirkwood could be a great choice! The cherry on top is that Kirkwood also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Kirkwood ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+), employment (B+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Kirkwood. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Kirkwood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Kirkwood gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 101 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Kirkwood schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 77%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Assuming that Kirkwood meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Kirkwood. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Kirkwood are simply unattainable. The median home price for Kirkwood homes is $263,200, which is 86.4% higher than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kirkwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 17.2% higher than the Missouri average. Real estate appreciation rates in Kirkwood are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Kirkwood homes comes in at 1.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.3%.

      Kirkwood transportation information

      Average one way commute22min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.8%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.0%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home7.9%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Kirkwood, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).