Kirkwood

For recreation, Kirkwood has over 280 acres of parks throughout the city.

Welcome to Kirkwood

 
 
Located about 15 miles southwest of downtown, Kirkwood takes its name from the chief engineer of the Pacific Railroad, James P. Kirkwood, a fitting gesture for the first commuter suburb west of the Mississippi. St. Louisans began moving to Kirkwood around the 1850s to escape the perils and pressures of city life. Today the Kirkwood train depot remains at the heart of this community and it's still in service for passenger travel.
 
Kirkwood is known for shady streets where neighbors know each other. Large frame houses with wrap-around porches and flag poles are recurring scenery. Victorian architecture and historic homes exist in harmony with new condominiums and lofts. Kirkwood reflects a blend of old-town charm with new suburban vitality. 
 
The commercial district of Kirkwood beckons with a range of retail, entertainment, and restaurant possibilities, many of which are housed in charming period buildings. Life here is friendly, easy-going, and convenient. You'll find The Magic House - St. Louis Children's Museum featuring all kinds of hands-on experiments for kids and families. In keeping with its small-town nature, Kirkwood hosts festivals like the Greentree Festival, a wonderful farmer's market, and a variety of year-round activities that are well supported by residents.
 
For recreation, Kirkwood has over 280 acres of parks throughout the city. Kirkwood Park, the community's largest park, features a community center, hockey rink, tennis courts, ball diamonds, and a large aquatic center with slides and a lazy river. The Kirkwood Public Library is within walking distance of the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
The Kirkwood School District is one of the oldest districts west of the Mississippi River. and highly respected. With five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, the district accommodates around 5,000 students. Kirkwood High School ranks consistently in the top 3 schools in Missouri. Many of the students are within walking or biking distance of one of the schools. The Kirkwood Early Childhood Center and Parents as Teachers program serve the needs of children from birth through seven years.

Overview for Kirkwood, MO

29,233 people live in Kirkwood, where the median age is 41.4 and the average individual income is $54,419. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,233

Total Population

41.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,419

Average individual Income

Around Kirkwood, MO

There's plenty to do around Kirkwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
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19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
18
Minimal Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sports Card Dugout, The Webster Groves Bookshop, and Z Total Body Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood has 12,077 households, with an average household size of 2.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kirkwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,233 people call Kirkwood home. The population density is 3,186.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,233

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.4

Median Age

47.5 / 52.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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12,077

Total Households

2.4

Average Household Size

$54,419

Average individual Income

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Schools in Kirkwood, MO

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The following schools are within or nearby Kirkwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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