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Welcome to Kirkwood ...

The city of Kirkwood is located in Saint Louis County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kirkwood has a population of 27,838 people<2> (see below for details).

Kirkwood is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kirkwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kirkwood is within the (314) area code.

The ZIP code for Kirkwood: 63122<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kirkwood.

Websites for Kirkwood ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kirkwood had an population of 27,838 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kirkwood had a population of 27,540 people. This makes Kirkwood the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Kirkwood represents 0.46% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,540 people, the population of Kirkwood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,324 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kirkwood.

Communities Also Named Kirkwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Kirkwood - they are located in California (3), Delaware, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kirkwood.

Communities near Kirkwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kirkwood.

  • Saint Louis
  • Saint Charles
  • Saint Peters
  • Florissant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Kirkwood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • Chesterfield
  • Wildwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Kirkwood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildwood<6>
  • University City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Kirkwood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • Ballwin
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    • Ballwin lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Kirkwood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,094 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballwin<6>
  • Granite City
  • Maryland Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland Heights
    • Maryland Heights lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Kirkwood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,895 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kirkwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kirkwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kirkwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kirkwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirkwood. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kirkwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kirkwood ...

Looking for more information about Kirkwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kirkwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kirkwood.

Adding Kirkwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kirkwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kirkwood was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kirkwood on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kirkwood.

The official website for Kirkwood:

The official website for Saint Louis County:

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Saint Louis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kirkwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kirkwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kirkwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kirkwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kirkwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kirkwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KirkwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirkwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5833, Longitude: -90.4063    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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