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City of Kirkland Profile

Founded: 1888
Incorporated: 1905 
Annexation of Finn Hill, Juanita, and Kingsgate: June 1, 2011
Population: 88,940 (April 2019 estimate, Washington State Office of Financial Management)  
Rank: Thirteenth largest municipality in Washington State, sixth largest in King County (2019)
Housing Units: 38,908 (2019 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:  10.1% 
Fire Department Grading: Class 4
Total City Budget (2019-2020 Final Budget):  $793,024,135 
Operating Budget (2019-2020 Final Budget): $360,843,609
Full-Time City Employees: 650 permanent staff (December 2019)

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