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Dunkirk, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Dunkirk had a population of 2,354 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunkirk: Quincy.

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Dunkirk, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,354
Daytime Population: Workers 866
Daytime Population: Residents 1,447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,313
Population in Familes 1,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,873
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,481
Average Household Income $49,390
Per Capita Income $20,075


Total Housing Units 1,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $66,614
Average Home Value $80,415


Total Households 956
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 617
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.1%
Households -0.06% -0.13%
Families -0.04% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 2017 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 # 198 71st
Population Density # 153 78th
Diversity Index # 545 20th
Median Household Income # 608 11th
Per Capita Income # 579 15th

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