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Dunkirk, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Dunkirk had a population of 2,286 as of July 1, 2016. Dunkirk ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dunkirk is located at latitude 40.3744 and longitude -85.2072 in Jay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dunkirk (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 948 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Dunkirk are located in Jay County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Blackford County.

The City of Dunkirk (GNIS ID: 2394576) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dunkirk is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunkirk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunkirk: Quincy.

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Dunkirk, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,286
Population in Households 2,245
Population in Familes 1,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,819
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 926
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $63,453
Average Home Value $78,272


Median Household Income $35,065
Average Household Income $46,780
Per Capita Income $18,952
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.33%
Households -0.58% -0.39%
Families -0.5% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dunkirk, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunkirk to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 70th
Population Density1 # 174 75th
Diversity Index2 # 550 19th
Median Household Income # 627 8th
Per Capita Income # 592 13th

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