Dunbar, WV

Dunbar profile

Living in Dunbar

Dunbar is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 7,093 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dunbar is the 18th largest community in West Virginia.

Dunbar is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dunbar is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunbar who work in office and administrative support (19.44%), sales jobs (12.28%), and management occupations (8.46%).

In terms of college education, Dunbar is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dunbar in 2018 was $26,658, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,632 for a family of four. However, Dunbar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Dunbar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.