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In the prime timeline, James T. Kirk (William Shatner) was born in 2233. He took command of the Enterprise in 2264. Therefore, using simple math, it can be determined that Kirk was 31 years old when he became captain of the Enterprise. More information on this version of Captain Kirk can be found here.

In the alternate timeline depicted in the 2009 film Star Trek, Kirk was born in 2233 but took command of the Enterprise in 2258, making him 25 years old when he became captain of Starfleet's flagship. More information on this version of Captain Kirk can be found here.

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