Kirkwood, California

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Population in 2010: 158.
Population change since 2000: +64.6%
Males: 114  (72.5%)
Females: 44  (27.5%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 95646

Estimated median household income in 2019: $85,777 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Kirkwood:

$85,777
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,618 (it was $14,853 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: over $741,977 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Kirkwood:

over $741,977
CA:

$568,500

Median gross rent in 2019: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kirkwood: 114.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.5%
(100.0% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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    • 4353.8%White alone
    • 2227.5%Hispanic
    • 911.3%Black alone
    • 56.3%Asian alone
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Kirkwood, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: English (27.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 2.21 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

Kirkwood, California map

19 residents are foreign born (17.5% Latin America).

This place:

23.8%
California:

26.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Kirkwood CDP:

0.9% ($8,750)
California:

0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (36.5 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (76.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (331.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Markleeville, CA (3.7 miles),
Alpine Village, CA (3.8 miles),
Mesa Vista, CA (3.9 miles),
Bear Valley, CA (3.9 miles),
South Lake Tahoe, CA (4.1 miles ),
Stateline, NV (4.5 miles ),
Kingsbury, NV (4.6 miles ),
Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, NV (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.69 N, Longitude: 120.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Distribution of median household income in Kirkwood, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kirkwood, CA in 2019

Kirkwood satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
California:

7.9%

Average climate in Kirkwood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kirkwood, California average temperatures Kirkwood, California average precipitation Kirkwood, California humidity Kirkwood, California wind speed Kirkwood, California snowfall Kirkwood, California sunshine Kirkwood, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.156. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.156
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.40. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.40
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 39.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.51
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Kirkwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7698% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 166.7 miles away from Kirkwood center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from Kirkwood center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 261.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from Kirkwood center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alpine County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Kirkwood:

  • BARTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA)

Amtrak stations near Kirkwood:

  • 16 miles: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (1000 LAKE TAHOE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: STATELINE (STATELINE AVE. AT LAKE TAHOE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 20 miles: STATELINE (STATELINE AVE. AT LAKE TAHOE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kirkwood:

  • Western Nevada College (about 38 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 58 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 61 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 63 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 63 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • American River College (about 70 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 75 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Kirkwood Ski Area (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Caples Lake (A), Twin Lakes Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Emigrant Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Caples Lake Resort (Highway 88).

Alpine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

40.3%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Kirkwood:

Marital status in Kirkwood, CA
  • Never married: 60.2%
  • Now married: 39.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kirkwood:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 1.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.0
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kirkwood, CA (based on Alpine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant501
Other--
None1,125-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alpine County:

23.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kirkwood:

45.6%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kirkwood:

42.9%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Kirkwood:

25.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

10.9%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kirkwood:

5.2%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kirkwood:

17.1%
State:

31.5%

General health condition:
Kirkwood:

61.9%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Kirkwood:

82.3%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kirkwood, CA Residents

10.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kirkwood:

  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kirkwood:

  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KNIS (91.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)

TV broadcast stations around Kirkwood:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • K38FW (Channel 38; STATELINE, NV; Owner: RSN WEST, LLC)

Kirkwood fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 2014 02:20 PM, Sr-88, Lat: 38.703608, Lon: -120.064786, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 2013 04:45 PM, Sr-88, Lat: 38.706389, Lon: -120.041631, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • 5,550Total average daily traffic
  • 21,948Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kirkwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Kirkwood, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KE6ISU, Licensee ID: L00857983, Grant Date: 05/03/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2016, Certifier: Michael T Craig, Registrant: Michael T Craig, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Call Sign: KE6ITC, Grant Date: 07/09/1994, Expiration Date: 07/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2006, Registrant: Ronald L Hames, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Call Sign: KE6NAS, Licensee ID: L00903226, Grant Date: 09/19/2014, Expiration Date: 10/14/2024, Certifier: Corinne Powell, Registrant: Corinne Powell, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Call Sign: KI6NSO, Licensee ID: L01354259, Grant Date: 12/04/2017, Expiration Date: 12/27/2027, Certifier: Glenn A Trevett, Registrant: Glenn A Trevett, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Call Sign: KN6EFC, Licensee ID: L02289607, Grant Date: 09/10/2019, Expiration Date: 09/10/2029, Certifier: Daniel Deemer, Registrant: Daniel Deemer, 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood, CA 95646

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kirkwood, CA
  • 61.1%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kirkwood, CA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Kirkwood compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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