The town of Kirkland, Washington is home to slightly more than 86,000 people. Young professionals should fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Home ownership is more common than renting in Kirkland, and 36% of residents rent. The average rent for Kirkland is $423 a month more than the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Kirkland has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 28% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Kirkland, the most common four of which are scientific, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 31% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Kirkland workers earn an average annual income of about $112K, about $30,000 more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Kirkland has an average commute time of about 30 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 43% of residents, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.