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City of Kirkland Profile

Founded: 1888
Incorporated: 1905 
Annexation of Finn Hill, Juanita, and Kingsgate: June 1, 2011
Population: 83,460 (April 2015 estimate, Washington State Office of Financial Management)  
Rank: Thirteenth largest municipality in Washington State, sixth largest in King County (2013)
Housing Units: 37,450 (2014 estimate)
Elevation Range: 15 to 535 feet above sea level
Land Area: 18 square miles 
Average Annual Precipitation: 38.6 inches 
Miles of City Streets, Highways: Approximately 300 miles (includes private streets) 
Miles of City Sewers: 116
Miles of Water Lines: 173 miles
City Retail Sales Tax:  9.5% 
Fire Department Grading: Class 4
Total City Budget (2015-2016 Final Budget):  $584,061,831
Operating Budget (2015-2016 Final Budget): $304,296,214
Full-Time City Employees: 544 permanent staff (December 2013)

Data Sources:
City of Kirkland, Washington
State of Washington Office of Financial Management
Puget Sound Regional Council
Regional Coalition for Housing

City Manager's Office
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3001 | F. 425.587.3019