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Welcome to Kirkland ...

The city of Kirkland is located on Puget Sound.

Kirkland is located in King County<1>.

The community of Kirkland was established in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kirkland has a population of 92,975 people<2> (see below for details).

Kirkland is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Websites for Kirkland ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kirkland had an population of 92,975 people. This is an increase of 90.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 106.36% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 45,054 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kirkland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Kirkland ...

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

  • Seattle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Renton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Sammamish
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Shoreline
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Burien
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Edmonds
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Issaquah
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Lynnwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • SeaTac
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Mercer Island
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Mercer Island is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mercer Island

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 Kirkland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kirkland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kirkland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirkland. See our Newspapers Page for Kirkland.

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.

Adding Kirkland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kirkland 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 Kirkland was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kirkland on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kirkland.

The official website for Kirkland:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, 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 Kirkland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kirkland - 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 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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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