Kirkwood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kirkwood, California - Basic Facts

The Kirkwood Census Designated Place had a population of 149 as of July 1, 2018. Kirkwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kirkwood is located at latitude 38.6893 and longitude -120.055 in Alpine County. The formal boundaries for the Kirkwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Alpine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 7,687 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Kirkwood Census Designated Place are located in Alpine County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into El Dorado County, and Amador County.

The Kirkwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408489) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Kirkwood Census Designated Place is located within Markleeville CCD of Alpine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kirkwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirkwood: Kirk, Kirkwood's.

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Kirkwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 149
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $53,147
Average Household Income $70,738
Per Capita Income $29,980


Total Housing Units 790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 ( 7.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 1.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 721 (91.3%)
Median Home Value $282,500
Average Home Value $331,364


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.71% -0.41%
Households -0.51% 0.0%
Families 6.03% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Kirkwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirkwood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1393 8th
Population Density # 1434 5th
Diversity Index # 918 40th
Median Household Income # 921 39th
Per Capita Income # 784 48th

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