Dunkirk, MD
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Dunkirk is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,520 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dunkirk is the 179th largest community in Maryland.

Dunkirk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Dunkirk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Dunkirk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dunkirk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dunkirk is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunkirk who work in office and administrative support (19.46%), management occupations (16.98%), and sales jobs (9.81%).

Also of interest is that Dunkirk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Dunkirk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dunkirk a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dunkirk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dunkirk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Dunkirk, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.77 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Dunkirk is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Dunkirk citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 34.00% of adults in Dunkirk have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2010 was $44,799, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,196 for a family of four.

Dunkirk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Dunkirk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.