Dunkirk, Indiana Population 2024

2,086

Dunkirk is a city located in Blackford County and Jay County Indiana. Dunkirk has a 2024 population of 2,086. Dunkirk is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -3.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,157 in 2020.

The average household income in Dunkirk is $55,324 with a poverty rate of 17.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dunkirk is 44.6 years, 44.8 years for males, and 44 years for females.

Dunkirk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dunkirk was:

  • White: 94.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.78%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,775.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.29% (-71)
The current population of Dunkirk, Indiana is 2,086 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,157.

Dunkirk, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,68994.25%
Two or more races894.97%
Black or African American140.78%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Dunkirk Population by Race

Dunkirk Population Pyramid 2024

Dunkirk Median Age

44.6

Total

44.8

Male

44

Female

Dunkirk Adults

There are 1,340 adults, (329 of whom are seniors) in Dunkirk.

Dunkirk Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunkirk Sex Ratio

Female1,05959.1%
Male73340.9%

Dunkirk Population by Age

Dunkirk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7822.2978.521.5
Non Family3251.1166.533.5
Married2893.0888.911.1
Female1082.978713
Male603.6878.321.7
showing: 5 rows

2.99

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dunkirk Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 40.48%.

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,098

Average Earnings

$40,288

Average Male

$30,750

Average Female

Dunkirk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dunkirk Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dunkirk Language

96.75% of Dunkirk residents speak only English, while 3.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Dunkirk Language

Dunkirk Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,64824414.81%
Multiple894348.31%
Hispanic591322.03%
Black14857.14%
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17.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.78%

Male Poverty Rate

23.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunkirk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Black, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is White, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.55%.

Dunkirk Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.71%
High School17.1%
Bachelors or Greater12.36%
Some College5.83%
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Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed83.87%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Employed3.64%
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Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dunkirk Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dunkirk Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dunkirk Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dunkirk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dunkirk Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dunkirk Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Dunkirk Veterans by War

count

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Dunkirk Veterans by Age

count

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Dunkirk Veterans by Race

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dunkirk Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dunkirk Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dunkirk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.21%

Born in Dunkirk

99.94%

Native Born

0.06%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.94% of Dunkirk residents were born in the United States, with 84.21% having been born in Indiana. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dunkirk Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,006-16-0.79%
20282,022-16-0.79%
20272,038-16-0.78%
20262,054-16-0.77%
20252,070-16-0.77%
20242,086-16-0.76%
20232,102-16-0.76%
20222,118-16-0.75%
20212,134-23-1.07%
20202,157-100-4.43%
20192,257-33-1.44%
20182,290-23-0.99%
20172,313-18-0.77%
20162,331-15-0.64%
20152,346-3-0.13%
20142,349-12-0.51%
20132,361-12-0.51%
20122,373-1-0.04%
20112,374160.68%
20102,358
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Dunkirk Population by Year