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Kirkland has the 281st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Kirkland is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Kirkland is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Kirkland is $424,700, which is above the national average. 55% of workers in Kirkland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Kirkland. 65% of Kirkland workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Kirkland spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.