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Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is a suburb of Seattle located on the Eastside (of Lake Washington). As of April 1, 2005, the city had an estimated population of 45,740, making Kirkland the eighth largest city in King County and the eighteenth largest city in the State.

Notable features of the city include its downtown, located on the lakefront (Kirkland is the only city in the region with a waterfront downtown), with many restaurants and art galleries and a 400 seat performing arts center; numerous public parks, including a number of beaches; and a large collection of public art, primarily bronze sculptures.

Kirkland is the home of the Seattle Seahawks training facility. Warehouse chain Costco has had its headquarters in Kirkland, hence the "Kirkland Signature" store brand. Kirkland is also home to Bungie Studios, the developer of the Halo, Marathon, Myth and Oni video game series. Kirkland had its moment in the limelight when the 1982 Kirkland National Little League team won the Little League World Series.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Kirkland ranks 13th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.


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