Kirkland is acknowledged to be one of the most livable cities in the Puget Sound region. Its picturesque waterfront setting on Lake Washington and central location immediate to Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue, make it a desirable community for living and for working. In 2014, Money Magazine ranked Kirkland as #5 in its Best Places to Live in America issue. Kirkland is a growing, prosperous and diverse community that attracts people from all over the world. Kirkland’s population to an estimated 82,590 making it the 6th largest city in King County and the 12th largest in Washington State. Along with population growth, Kirkland is becoming a more diverse community. Between 2000 and 2010, Kirkland’s minority population grew from 14.5% to 20.7%. With the growth of the region’s high-tech and computer industries, Kirkland is becoming a younger city as well. In 2010, roughly 50% of the population was between the ages of 25-54.Kirkland is home to 37,450 households. As of 2012, Kirkland’s median age is 36.6 years and median household income is $86,656.