Dunbar, WV
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Dunbar is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 7,338 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dunbar is the 18th largest community in West Virginia.

Dunbar is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.95% 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 (21.17%), sales jobs (13.71%), and management occupations (7.61%).

Also of interest is that Dunbar has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Dunbar are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.87% of adults in Dunbar having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dunbar in 2010 was $26,788, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,152 for a family of four. However, Dunbar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dunbar is a somewhat 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 French.

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