Kirkland at a glance

Socio-economic profile

Find out more on the Town of Kirkland's territory and its population through these numbers.

Territory and population

The Town of Kirkland is a young and dynamic city in the heart of the West-Island of Montreal, naturally divided into four sectors along Highway 40 from East to West by and Saint-Charles Boulevard North to South by. Located at the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 40 (Trans-Canada), Kirkland provides quick access to Montreal's Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the largest container port in Canada as well as one of the most active railway corridors in the country, not to mention its proximity to essential services.

  • Population in 2016:  20,151 inhabitants
  • Length: 6.44 km
  • Width: 1.61 km
  • Land area: 9.64 km2
  • Kilometres of roads: 120 km
The Town of Kirkland has close to 400 industrial, commercial and institutional establishments on its territory to better serve its community. In recent years, the Town has reached the saturation point in terms of available space for new construction and is now in maintenance and redevelopment mode of its spaces and buildings.


2016 Census

In 2016, the Town of Kirkland had a population of 20,151,  representing a percentage change of -5.2% compared to 2011. Its population is largely made up of young families and includes many seniors.

Population in 2016 20 151
Population in 2011 21 253
2011 to 2016 population change (%) -5.2
Total private dwellings 6779
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 6682
Population density per square kilometre 2092.8
Land area (square kilometre) 9.63

The household and dwelling profile presenting information from the 2016 census (National Household Survey) can be found on the Statistics Canada website. This data provides precise and detailed information on Kirkland households, for topics including:

  • age;
  • marital status;
  • families;
  • households and dwellings;
  • number of children;
  • first official language spoken;
  • mother tongue;
  • etc.