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.

The town 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.

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 37.05 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.

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 citizens of Dunkirk are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.