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The Kirkwood CDP(1) had a population of 155 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.7027 and longitude -120.0727 in Alpine County. The formal boundaries for the Kirkwood Census Designated Place 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 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 Pine Grove-Silver Lake CCD of Alpine County.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Kirkwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 155 (100%)
Population in Households 152 (98.1%)
Population in Families 121 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 36
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $59,195
Average Household Income $82,665
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $34,843
Wealth Index5 102


Total HU (Housing Units) 793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 ( 7.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 1.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 721 (90.9%)
Median Home Value $332,143
Average Home Value $415,789
Housing Affordability Index3 117


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.17% -0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 4.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Kirkwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirkwood to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 1383 9th
Population Density # 1425 6th
Median Household Income # 918 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 1244 82nd
Per Capita Income # 683 55th
Diversity Index # 875 43rd

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