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.

Dunkirk is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (21.41%), management occupations (13.27%), and sales jobs (10.32%).

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.

In Dunkirk, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Dunkirk has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Dunkirk is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.60% of adults in Dunkirk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2010 was $45,626, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,504 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 Russian.