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 (22.69%), management occupations (14.00%), and sales jobs (11.37%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dunkirk has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dunkirk has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dunkirk than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dunkirk may be for you.

One downside of living in Dunkirk, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.05 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 education level of Dunkirk citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.81% of adults in Dunkirk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2010 was $47,070, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,280 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, Italian, English, and Scottish.

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