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Dunkirk, MD

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Overview


Dunkirk is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,431 people and just one neighborhood, Dunkirk is the 188th 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Dunkirk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dunkirk is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunkirk who work in management occupations (14.19%), office and administrative support (12.51%), and teaching (9.07%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Dunkirk has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Dunkirk telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dunkirk, the average commute to work is 36.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Dunkirk, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Dunkirk is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Demographics

The citizens of Dunkirk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.27% of adults in Dunkirk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2018 was $56,216, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,864 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dunkirk include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Dunkirk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Tagalog.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Dunkirk, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 24.2% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, with 1.3% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Real Estate

One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 36.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maryland. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Maryland. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.4% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 2.4% have British ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 54.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.9%), and 14.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report German roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (36.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (77.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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