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Dunkirk, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Dunkirk is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jay County at latitude 40.3744 and longitude -85.2072. Jay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 948 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dunkirk, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dunkirk, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dunkirk indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunkirk: Quincy.

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Dunkirk, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,309
Population in Households 2,268
Population in Familes 1,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,837
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 939
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $67,368
Average Home Value $75,330


Median Household Income $33,915
Average Household Income $43,664
Per Capita Income $17,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.28%
Households -0.52% -0.32%
Families -0.31% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 204 70th
Population Density1 # 177 74th
Diversity Index2 # 543 21st
Median Household Income # 635 7th
Per Capita Income # 619 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.