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Kirkland, Washington

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Welcome to Kirkland ...

The city of Kirkland is located on Puget Sound.

Kirkland is located in King County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kirkland has a population of 88,630 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Kirkland was established in 1886.

Kirkland is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Kirkland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kirkland lies within the (425) area code.

The ZIP code for Kirkland: 98033<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kirkland had a population of 48,787 people. This makes Kirkland the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Kirkland represents 0.73% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,787 people, the population of Kirkland increased 8.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 45,054 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kirkland had an population of 88,630 people. This is an increase of 81.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 96.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kirkland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Kirkland and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Burien   [Map]   51,671   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Edmonds   [Map]   42,209   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,487   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lynnwood   [Map]   38,273   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mercer Island   [Map]   25,261   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kirkland.

Communities Also Named Kirkland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Kirkland - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Kentucky, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kirkland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kirkland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirkland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kirkland:

Websites for Kirkland ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kirkland ...

Looking for more information about Kirkland? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kirkland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kirkland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kirkland:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kirkland.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kirkland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Kirkland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kirkland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kirkland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kirkland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kirkland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirkland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6807, Longitude: -122.1972     [Map].

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