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Kirkland is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named after Peter Kirk, English industrialist.
The latitude of Kirkland is 47.681N. The longitude is -122.207W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,573.
Kirk established a steel company in 1888. Planning for a big community commenced.
However, the nationwide financial crisis in 1893 doomed Kirk's plans for steel operations in Kirkland.
Kirkland incorporated in 1905.
Always a popular place to catch a ferry to Seattle, Kirkland became a ship building center in the 1910s with the completion of the Lake Washington Shipping Canal.
With the completion of bridges over Lake Washington, the first in 1940, Kirkland began to develop into a suburban community.
Kirkland annexed Houghton in 1968. Twenty years later, Juanita and Rose Hill followed.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kirkland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98033 ZIP code.
16% of Kirkland residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kirkland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kirkland was $38,903, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Kirkland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kirkland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $891. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,648.
Libraries in Kirkland include Kingsgate Library, Kirkland Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kirkland include Kirkland Courier
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kirkland political report.
Kirkland restaurants taking online reservations include Cafe Juanita, Mixtura, Third Floor Fish Cafe, Yarrow Bay Beach Cafe, Yarrow Bay Grill ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Kirkland workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kirkland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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