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Kirkwood is a city in Saint Louis County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for James P. Kirkwood, railroad engineer
The latitude of Kirkwood is 38.583N. The longitude is -90.406W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,294.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kirkwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Louis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63127 ZIP code.
30% of Kirkwood residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kirkwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kirkwood was $32,012, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Kirkwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kirkwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $583. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Libraries in Kirkwood include Kirkwood Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kirkwood include Webster-Kirkwood Times
Saint Louis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kirkwood political report.
The average commute time for Kirkwood workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kirkwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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