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Population (year 2000): 13,131. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,493 (-4.9% change)
Males: 6,251 (47.6%), Females: 6,880 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $28,313 (year 2000)
Median house value: $52,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Dunkirk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.9%)
  • Hispanic (19.9%)
  • Other race (9.1%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (27.7%), German (19.4%), Italian (15.1%), Irish (10.9%), English (6.6%), United States (2.4%).

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Elevation: 598 feet

Land area: 4.5 square miles

Dunkirk,

For population 25 years and over in Dunkirk

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunkirk city

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2.1% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -866 (-6.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Hamburg, (37.9 miles pop. 56,259).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Buffalo, (44.0 miles pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (335.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NY Dunkirk, (0.0 miles NY Fredonia, (2.9 miles NY (6.4 miles Sheridan, NY (8.3 miles Arkwright, NY (9.8 miles Cassadaga, NY (10.1 miles Brocton, NY (10.7 miles Forestville, NY (11.6 miles Stockton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Area code: 716


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Manufacturing (24.6%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,059 (+8.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,766 (51.5%)


 

Crime in Dunkirk by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 7.6 0.0 0.0 7.6 7.6
Rapes 2 5 2 6 1 5
    per 100,000 15.2 38.1 15.2 45.7 7.6 38.1
Robberies 13 14 19 14 15 12
    per 100,000 99.0 106.6 144.7 106.6 114.2 91.4
Assaults 40 38 43 38 27 49
    per 100,000 304.6 289.4 327.5 289.4 205.6 373.2
Burglaries 66 87 52 61 55 61
    per 100,000 502.6 662.6 396.0 464.5 418.9 464.5
Thefts 296 384 325 362 330 270
    per 100,000 2254.2 2924.4 2475.1 2756.8 2513.1 2056.2
Auto thefts 8 10 12 14 6 4
    per 100,000 60.9 76.2 91.4 106.6 45.7 30.5
226.9 282.2 249.0 259.5 219.6 242.1


Average climate in Dunkirk, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dunkirk,

Dunkirk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Dunkirk city center .

On 5/2/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Dunkirk:
  • BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (529 CENTRAL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dunkirk:
  • LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; IRVING, NY)
  • WESTFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; WESTFIELD, NY)
  • TLC HEALTH NETWORK (about 28 miles; GOWANDA, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dunkirk:
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 24 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; ID: JHW)
  • NIAGARA FALLS INTL (about 51 miles; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; ID: IAG)
  • BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (about 53 miles; BUFFALO, NY; ID: BUF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dunkirk:
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK (about 5 miles; DUNKIRK, NY; ID: DKK)
  • DART (about 18 miles; MAYVILLE, NY; ID: D79)
  • GOWANDA (about 27 miles; GOWANDA, NY; ID: D59)

Amtrak station:
DUNKIRK (108 E. 4TH ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8 $23,465 $35,197 3 $2,237
Other Government Administration 10 $30,826 $36,991 9 $5,806
Judicial and Legal 2 $11,887 $71,322 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   15 $5,802
Firefighters 29 $115,154 $47,649 0 $0
Streets and Highways 23 $72,675 $37,917 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 34 $175,721 $62,019 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $43,440 $65,160 0 $0
Sewerage 16 $60,925 $45,693 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $28,673 $43,009 7 $2,600
Water Supply 15 $57,404 $45,923 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,477 $41,724 3 $430
Totals for Government 154 $623,648 $48,595 37 $16,874


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunkirk:
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT FREDONIA (about 4 miles; FREDONIA, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,758)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • SUNY AT BUFFALO (about 37 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 21,661)
  • D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 2,033)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO (about 44 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 9,287)
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 45 miles; ORCHARD PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,389)
  • CANISIUS COLLEGE (about 45 miles; BUFFALO, NY; FT enrollment: 4,002)
Public high school in Dunkirk:
  • DUNKIRK SHS (Students: 646; Location: 75 W SIXTH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dunkirk:
  • DUNKIRK MS (Students: 544; Location: 525 EAGLE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SCHOOL 7 (Students: 287; Location: 348 LAKE SHORE DR E; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SCHOOL 3 (Students: 259; Location: 742 LAMPHERE ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SCHOOL 4 (Students: 197; Location: 752 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SCHOOL 5 (Students: 168; Location: 117 BRIGHAM RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Dunkirk:
  • NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA CATHOLIC S (Students: 223; Location: 336 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST HYACINTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 296 LAKE SHORE DR E; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 876 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 4)
Library in Dunkirk:
  • DUNKIRK FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $236,312; Location: 536 CENTRAL AVENUE; 54,542 books; 1,999 audio materials; 1,454 video materials; 96 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Dunkirk: Chautauqua County Fairgrounds (A), Union Station (B).

Cemetery: Willowbrook Park Cemetery (1).

Creek: Hyde Creek (A).

Park in Dunkirk: Wright Park (1).


Dunkirk compared to New York state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dunkirk:
  • WDOE (1410 AM; 1 kW; DUNKIRK, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dunkirk:
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVF-FM (88.9 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF STATE UNIV. OF NY)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMHU (101.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • W203AW (88.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dunkirk:
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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