Dunbar, WV
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Dunbar is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 7,205 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dunbar is the 18th largest community in West Virginia.

Dunbar is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dunbar is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunbar who work in office and administrative support (20.00%), sales jobs (13.11%), and management occupations (8.20%).

The population of Dunbar overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dunbar, 23.25% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dunbar in 2010 was $26,918, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,672 for a family of four. However, Dunbar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dunbar is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dunbar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunbar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dunbar include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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