Dunkirk, New York Population 2020

11,751
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Dunkirk is a city located in New York. Dunkirk has a 2020 population of 11,751. Dunkirk is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -6.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,521 in 2010. Dunkirk reached it's highest population of 12,521 in 2010.

The average household income in Dunkirk is $47,535 with a poverty rate of 22.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $652 per month, and the median house value is $65,900. The median age in Dunkirk is 40.5 years, 40.3 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males.

Dunkirk Demographics

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

  • White: 88.65%
  • Black or African American: 4.61%
  • Other race: 3.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.27%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dunkirk, New York is 11,751, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,799.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,521.

Dunkirk, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,59488.65%
Black or African American5514.61%
Some Other Race4053.39%
Two or More Races2712.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.64%
Asian530.44%
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Dunkirk Population Pyramid 2020

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Dunkirk Median Age

40.5


Total

40.3


Male

40.6


Female

Dunkirk Adults

There are 9,368 adults, (2,028 of whom are seniors) in Dunkirk.

Dunkirk Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunkirk Sex Ratio

Female

6,272

52.49%

Male

5,678

47.51%

Dunkirk Households and Families

Dunkirk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dunkirk Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All60%40%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male43.6%56.4%
Female39.9%60.1%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1822.2860
Non Family2,2241.2152.6
Married1,8323.0580.8
Female8373.139.9
Male2893.2943.6

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Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Dunkirk Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5096.20%
9th to 12th Grade6407.80%
High School Graduate3,36441.00%
Some College1,63819.96%
Associates Degree8099.86%
Bachelors Degree7078.62%
Graduate Degree5386.56%
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Dunkirk Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,9105,4771,023
Hispanic1,8331,205121
Black32125029
Other Race26917019
Multiple Races999740
Native American633232
Asian1717

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 50.79%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,036$34,844$25,536
Less Than High School$16,555$24,871$11,935
High School Grad$30,504$35,853$22,356
Some College$26,565$32,978$25,351
Bachelors Degree$38,232$44,423$31,500
Graduate Degree$49,356$47,750$52,583

$30,036

Average Earnings

$34,844

Average Male

$25,536

Average Female

Dunkirk Language

Dunkirk Language by Age

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Dunkirk Language

79.21% of Dunkirk residents speak only English, while 20.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.17% of the population.

Dunkirk Poverty

Dunkirk Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,6661,66745.47%
White7,5666909.12%
Black55137067.15%
Other40519949.14%
Asian534686.79%
Native763242.11%
Multiple271238.49%

22.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.90%

Male Poverty Rate

21.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunkirk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Asian, with 86.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunkirk is Multiple, with 8.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.86%
High School18.73%
Some College15.20%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.60%
Male Unemployed28.83%
Female Employed14.30%
Male Employed8.78%

Dunkirk Income

Dunkirk Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,899$47,535
Families$48,606$56,041
Married Families$62,838-
Non Families$25,000$34,908
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Dunkirk Marital Status

Dunkirk Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

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 35-44.

Dunkirk Marital Status by Race

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Dunkirk Veterans

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649

Number of Veterans

602

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam275
First Gulf War91
Korea74
Second Gulf War29
World War II25
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74282
75+144
35 to 54124
55 to 6483
18 to 3416
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5987.13%
Hispanic894.01%
Black266.55%
Other144.50%
2 or More116.08%

Dunkirk Veterans by Education

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12.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunkirk Employment Status

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,751-24-0.20%
201911,775-24-0.20%
201811,799-24-0.20%
201711,823-85-0.71%
201611,908-139-1.15%
201512,047-138-1.13%
201412,185-102-0.83%
201312,287-68-0.55%
201212,355-86-0.69%
201112,441-80-0.64%
201012,5210.00%