Dunkirk, NY

Dunkirk profile

Living in Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,756 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dunkirk is the 151st largest community in New York. Dunkirk has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dunkirk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dunkirk is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunkirk who work in office and administrative support (10.16%), food service (7.83%), and sales jobs (7.66%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.12 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Dunkirk rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.13% of adults 25 and older in Dunkirk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2018 was $22,557, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,228 for a family of four. However, Dunkirk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dunkirk is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Dunkirk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dunkirk include Polish, German, Italian, Irish, and English.

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