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Kirkwood has a diverse housing stock constructed over its 150 year history. Contemporary homes mix in with post-war ranches and stately 19th Century Victorians. The city may be built out, but the housing construction market remains strong due to Kirkwood’s excellent school system, central location and numerous amenities. Since 2010, the new home construction market has remained consistently strong in Kirkwood. Below are few quick facts based on City data and the 2016 American Community Survey.

  • Total Housing Units: 12,655
  • Single-Family Detached Housing Units: 72.3%
  • Owner-Occupied Housing Units: 74.3%
  • Median Value (All Homes): $263,200
  • Median Estimated Value New Home (2017): $734,456
  • Median Rent: $1,048

Kirkwood has a strong retirement market as a sizable portion of its population is over the age of 60 (26.9% in 2016). There are a number of nursing homes, assisted living and independent living developments within the community.