Dunkirk, New York Population 2024

1,235

Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County New York. Dunkirk has a 2024 population of 1,235. Dunkirk is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 0.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,230 in 2020.

The average household income in Dunkirk is $85,738 with a poverty rate of 10.94%. The median age in Dunkirk is 59.7 years: 57.7 years for males, and 62.2 years for females.

Dunkirk Demographics

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

  • White: 89.12%
  • Two or more races: 4.44%
  • Other race: 3.68%
  • Black or African American: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
198.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.41% (5)
The current population of Dunkirk, New York is 1,235 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,230.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,16389.12%
Two or more races584.44%
Other race483.68%
Black or African American231.76%
Native American100.77%
Asian30.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dunkirk Population by Race

Dunkirk Population Pyramid 2024

Dunkirk Median Age

59.7

Total

57.7

Male

62.2

Female

Dunkirk Adults

There are 1,176 adults, (522 of whom are seniors) in Dunkirk.

Dunkirk Age Dependency

99.5

Age Dependency Ratio

79.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunkirk Sex Ratio

Female72455.48%
Male58144.52%

Dunkirk Population by Age

Dunkirk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5291.9887.512.5
Married2672.551000
Non Family1941.176832
Male522.061000
Female161.947525

2.44

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

87.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dunkirk Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade242.12%
Associates Degree968.49%
Bachelors Degree11410.08%
Graduate Degree14612.91%
High School Graduate43638.55%
Less Than 9th Grade21218.74%
Some College1039.11%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White989787252
Hispanic80468
2+ Races55554
Other Race4280
Black23230
Native American10100
Asian330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.48%.

Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,500$87,083$47,917
Graduate Degree$57,679$73,750$0
High School Graduate$42,946$49,063$22,396
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$46,080$61,250$25,197
Some College$46,250$73,958$24,583

$46,080

Average Earnings

$61,250

Average Male

$25,197

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

91.46% of Dunkirk residents speak only English, while 8.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.67% of the population.

Dunkirk Language

Dunkirk Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,11511810.58%
Hispanic1072119.63%
Other481327.08%
Multiple58813.79%

10.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.89%

Male Poverty Rate

14.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunkirk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Other, with 27.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is White, with 10.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.15%.

Dunkirk Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.54%
Some College9.9%
High School7.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed30%
Male Employed3.82%
Female Employed3.42%

Dunkirk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dunkirk Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$108,036$111,757
Households$65,313$85,738
Married Families$107,679$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,568$40,808

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dunkirk Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

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 45-54.

Dunkirk Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dunkirk Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105

Number of Veterans

99

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam46
World War II17
First Gulf War9
Second Gulf War6
Korea6

Dunkirk Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+48
65 to 7433
35 to 5414
55 to 6410
18 to 340

Dunkirk Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1039.93%
Hispanic66.98%
2+ Races23.64%

Dunkirk Veterans by Race

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

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

81.76%

Born in Dunkirk

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Dunkirk residents were born in the United States, with 81.76% having been born in New York. 0% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,28090.71%
20281,27190.71%
20271,26290.72%
20261,25390.72%
20251,24490.73%
20241,23590.73%
20231,22690.74%
20221,21790.75%
20211,208-22-1.79%
20201,230-19-1.52%
20191,249-9-0.72%
20181,258-4-0.32%
20171,262-6-0.47%
20161,268-13-1.01%
20151,281-17-1.31%
20141,298-4-0.31%
20131,302-13-0.99%
20121,315-7-0.53%
20111,322-1-0.08%
20101,32300%

Dunkirk Population by Year