Dunkirk is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,140 people and just one neighborhood, Dunkirk is the 230th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dunkirk is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.33% of the Dunkirk workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dunkirk is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunkirk who work in sales jobs (13.21%), food service (11.28%), and office and administrative support (7.70%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dunkirk has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dunkirk a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Dunkirk doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Dunkirk, just 6.10% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2018 was $21,991, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,964 for a family of four. However, Dunkirk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Dunkirk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunkirk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dunkirk include German, English, Irish, Welsh, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dunkirk is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 43.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 96.6% of American neighborhoods.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 20.1% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Dunkirk are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 43.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.9%), and 11.8% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Dunkirk, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (10.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (1.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.