Dunkirk, MD

Dunkirk profile

Living in Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,520 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dunkirk is the 179th largest community in Maryland.

Dunkirk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Dunkirk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dunkirk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dunkirk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunkirk who work in management occupations (16.10%), office and administrative support (15.07%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

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

Because of many things, Dunkirk is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Dunkirk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dunkirk perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Dunkirk, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Dunkirk is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Dunkirk citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.41% of adults in Dunkirk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dunkirk in 2018 was $52,550, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,200 for a family of four.

Dunkirk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dunkirk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunkirk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dunkirk include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dunkirk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.