Dunkirk, New York Population 2022

11,702
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Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County New York. Dunkirk has a 2020 population of 11,702. Dunkirk is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -6.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,526 in 2010.

The average household income in Dunkirk is $48,841 with a poverty rate of 25.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $67,300. The median age in Dunkirk is 39.7 years, 38.9 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Dunkirk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dunkirkwas:

  • White: 85.89%
  • Black or African American: 5.12%
  • Other race: 4.60%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Native American: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dunkirk, New York is 11,702 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,702.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,526.

Dunkirk, New York Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021125,765-569-0.45%
2020126,334-569-0.45%
2019126,903-569-0.45%
2018127,472-900-0.71%
2017128,372-834-0.65%
2016129,206-1,323-1.02%
2015130,529-1,222-0.94%
2014131,751-1,101-0.84%
2013132,852-452-0.34%
2012133,304-905-0.68%
2011134,209-516-0.38%
2010134,7250.00%

Dunkirk Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,19185.89%
Black or African American6085.12%
Some Other Race5464.60%
Two or More Races3703.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native940.79%
Asian560.47%
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Dunkirk Population by Race

Dunkirk Population Pyramid $2022

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Dunkirk Median Age

39.7


Total

38.9


Male

41.6


Female

Dunkirk Adults

There are 9,410 adults, (2,018 of whom are seniors) in Dunkirk.

Dunkirk Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunkirk Sex Ratio

Female

6,014

50.69%

Male

5,851

49.31%

Dunkirk Population by Age

Dunkirk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dunkirk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male35.6%64.4%
Female44.4%55.6%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
All57.4%42.6%
Married78.9%21.1%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dunkirk Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2722.2357.4
Non Family2,2461.1651.1
Married1,6492.9478.9
Female9813.244.4
Male3962.9135.6

2.89

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Dunkirk Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4465.40%
9th to 12th Grade6848.29%
High School Graduate3,29039.87%
Some College1,64719.96%
Associates Degree85410.35%
Bachelors Degree8009.69%
Graduate Degree5316.43%
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Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7935,3161,025
Hispanic1,9051,357193
Black38431445
Other Race37221134
2+ Races12711729
Native American743939
Asian1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 52.70%.

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,203$36,016$23,673
Less Than 9th Grade$16,366$33,732$11,225
High School Graduate$26,640$35,625$21,944
Some College$24,691$34,659$22,305
Bachelors Degree$42,250$48,365$39,023
Graduate Degree$50,893$51,250$50,893

$30,203

Average Earnings

$36,016

Average Male

$23,673

Average Female

Dunkirk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dunkirk Language by Age

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Dunkirk Language

79.30% of Dunkirk residents speak only English, while 20.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.81% of the population.

Dunkirk Language

Dunkirk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,6331,62544.73%
White7,30093912.86%
Black60827344.90%
Other188NaN%
Multiple37011631.35%
Asian564682.14%
Native944143.62%

25.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.39%

Male Poverty Rate

23.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunkirk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Asian, with 82.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Multiple, with 31.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.51%.

Dunkirk Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.55%
High School21.03%
Some College17.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.55%

Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.84%
Female Employed16.49%
Male Unemployed13.21%
Male Employed12.22%

Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dunkirk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,146$48,841
Families$47,227$55,396
Married Families$63,283-
Non Families$25,604$36,114
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Income by Household Type

Dunkirk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dunkirk Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Dunkirk Marital Status by Race

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Dunkirk Marital Status

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704

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
First Gulf War95
Korea83
Second Gulf War35
World War II31

Dunkirk Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74264
75+168
55 to 64135
35 to 54125
18 to 3412

Dunkirk Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6557.97%
Hispanic1245.27%
Black214.71%
2+ Races157.43%
Other Race132.93%

Dunkirk Veterans by Race

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

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15.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dunkirk Employment by Age

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Dunkirk Employment by Race

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Dunkirk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.69%

Born in Dunkirk

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.55% of Dunkirk residents were born in the United States, with 74.69% having been born in New York. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dunkirk Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202211,702-18-0.15%
202111,720-18-0.15%
202011,738-18-0.15%
201911,756-18-0.15%
201811,774-35-0.30%
201711,809-96-0.81%
201611,905-142-1.18%
201512,047-140-1.15%
201412,187-104-0.85%
201312,291-68-0.55%
201212,359-87-0.70%
201112,446-80-0.64%
201012,526-605-0.47%
200013,131-858-0.63%
199013,989-1,321-0.90%
198015,310-1,545-0.96%
197016,855-1,350-0.77%
196018,2051980.11%
195018,0072940.16%
194017,713-89-0.05%
193017,802-1,534-0.82%
192019,3362,1151.17%
191017,2215,6054.02%
190011,6162,2002.12%
18909,4162,1682.65%
18807,2482,0173.31%
18705,2310.00%

Dunkirk Population by Year