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Population in 2012: 12,382 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 

Males: 6,159  (49.7%)
Females: 6,223  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14048.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,358 (it was $28,313 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$38,358
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,907

Dunkirk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,213 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$63,213
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,494; Detached houses: $61,389; Townhouses or other attached units: $73,885; In 2-unit structures: $49,201; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,057; Mobile homes: $16,666

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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  • White alone - 8,692 (69.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3,075 (24.6%)
  • Black alone - 397 (3.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 221 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 89 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dunkirk: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (20.1%), German (13.3%), Italian (12.8%), Irish (8.5%), English (5.5%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1837

Elevation: 598 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 2,734 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Dunkirk:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunkirk city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

351 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:  2.8%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Dunkirk, New York as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dunkirk to the number of sex offenders is 131 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,936 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,598 (2.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Buffalo, NY (38.0 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (277.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fredonia, NY (1.7 miles ), Sheridan, NY (2.0 miles ), Pomfret, NY (2.2 miles ), Arkwright, NY (2.8 miles ), Forestville, NY (2.8 miles ), Brocton, NY (2.9 miles ), Silver Creek, NY (3.1 miles ), Portland, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,120 (+8.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,437 (44.2%)

Area code: 716

Dunkirk household income distribution Dunkirk home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Dunkirk by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1001110010010
per 100,000 7.50.00.07.87.87.90.00.08.30.00.07.90.0
Rapes 5261526334711
per 100,000 37.315.245.37.839.215.847.924.625.033.459.37.97.9
Robberies 141914151215179911161610
per 100,000 104.6144.4105.6116.694.2118.6135.773.874.991.8135.6126.879.5
Assaults 38433827493939332812221936
per 100,000 283.8326.9286.6209.9384.6308.4311.4270.7233.1100.2186.4150.6286.2
Burglaries 875261556173599984795912097
per 100,000 649.8395.3460.1427.6478.8577.3471.0812.1699.3659.5500.0950.9771.1
Thefts 384325362330270315260258179261285268244
per 100,000 2868.02470.52730.62565.52119.52491.12075.72116.51490.22179.02415.02123.81939.7
Auto thefts 1012146410481069910
per 100,000 74.791.2105.646.631.479.131.965.683.350.176.371.379.5
Arson 68N/AN/AN/AN/A202112N/A
per 100,000 44.860.8N/AN/AN/AN/A16.00.016.78.38.515.8N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 307.1261.4282.4241.3280.4279.4266.8249.2226.8217.3270.1254.2231.4

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Crime rate in Dunkirk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
New York average:

3.23

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Dunkirk, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Average climate in Dunkirk, New York

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Tornado activity:

Dunkirk-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Dunkirk city center .

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dunkirk-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/3/2001 at 22:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chris Poland - Heavy metal guitarist, H. B. Halicki - Film actor, Samuel Hopkins Adams - Investigative journalist, Bob MacKinnon - Baseball player, Chad Green - Baseball player, Gar Samuelson - Jazz drummer, Richard P. Klocko - General, Daniel E. Button - Politician, Dave Criscione - Baseball player, Jim McGuire - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Dunkirk:

  • BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, 529 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 529 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB DUNKIRK L L C (Nursing Home, 447 449 LAKE SHORE DRIVE WEST)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HOME (Nursing Home, 10836 TEMPLE ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Dunkirk, NY

Airports and heliports located in Dunkirk:


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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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunkirk:

  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 3 miles; Fredonia, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,406)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 27 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,816)
  • Erie Community College (about 37 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,949)
  • D'Youville College (about 37 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,265)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 39 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)
  • Canisius College (about 40 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • Medaille College (about 40 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)

Public high school in Dunkirk:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dunkirk:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dunkirk:

  • NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 336 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 876 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
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Library in Dunkirk:

  • DUNKIRK FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $237,635; Location: 536 CENTRAL AVENUE; 48,090 books; 2,430 audio materials; 1,752 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dunkirk: Chautauqua County Fairgrounds (A), Chautauqua County Fair Grounds (B), Dunkirk Water Plant (C), Dunkirk Filter Plant (D), Dunkirk Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Union Station (F), Dunkirk Free Library (G), Saint Hyacinth's Lyceum (H), Dunkirk Fire Department Hose Company Number 4 (I), Lake City Hose Company Number 3 (J), John T Murray American Legion Post 1017 (K), Holy Trinity Auditorium (L), Dunkirk Fire Department Hose Company Number 1 (M), Saint Mary's Hall (N), Dunkirk Fire Department (O), Saint Vincents Rest Home (P), Dunkirk City Hall (Q), Westminster Hall (R), Capitol Theatre (S), Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Dunkirk (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dunkirk include: Iglesia Getsemani (A), Iglesia Asambleas De Dios (B), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Good Hope Baptist Church (D), Friendship Baptist Church (E), Apostolic House of Prayer (F), Northern Chautauqua Community Church (G), Iglesia Pentecostal Y Misonera (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Willowbrook Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Hyde Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dunkirk include: Wright Park (1), Washington Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dunkirk Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 513 Washington Avenue), Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse & Veteran's Park MSM (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Lighthouse Point Drive).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Dunkirk (3925 Vineyard Drive), Best Western Dunkirk Fredonia (3912 Vineyard Drive), Crooked Brook Inn (363 Lake Shore West Drive), Dunkirk Motel (310 Lake Shore Drive West), Don's Motel (363 Lake Shore Drive East).

 
Chautauqua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average.
City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.73. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.73
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.4. This is worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

34.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 10.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.40. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.40
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.0%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.4% for Black residents, 48.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.7% for American Indian residents, 40.8% for other race residents, 62.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dunkirk, NY

People in group quarters in Dunkirk in 2010:

  • 73 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Dunkirk in 2000:

  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Dunkirk compared to New York state average:

Dunkirk, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dunkirk (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Dunkirk - Vineyard Drive Branch at 3909 Vineyard Drive, branch established on 1965/07/01; Dunkirk - Central Ave. Branch at 345 Central Avenue, branch established on 1965/04/28. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Dunkirk Branch at 51 East Fourth Street, branch established on 1978/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Dunkirk Branch at 401 Central Avenue, branch established on 1957/04/15. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Tops Dunkirk Branch at 3955 Vineyard Drive, branch established on 1996/11/26. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Lake Shore Savings Bank: at 128 East 4th St, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $485.8 mil, Deposits: $383.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Cattaraugus County Bank: Dunkirk/Fredonia Branch at 1165 Main Street Extension, branch established on 2005/08/15. Info updated 2008/07/14: Bank assets: $186.4 mil, Deposits: $165.9 mil, headquarters in Little Valley, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: C.C.bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunkirk, New York:

  • Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Ctr, 30 Lakeshore Dr, Dunkirk, NY 14048 , Phone: (716) 366-8350, Fax: (716) 366-8899
  • Comfort Inn, 3925 Vineyard Dr, Dunkirk, NY 14048 , Phone: (716) 672-4450, Fax: (716) 672-4446
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunkirk, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dunkirk travel time to work - commute


Dunkirk mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Dunkirk city (based on Chautauqua County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.28%
Here50.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents49.4%15.8%7.9%3.1%2.2%
Congregations12.6%23.2%6.6%4.0%3.5%
Name The Wesleyan Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.6%1.6%14.7%
Congregations2.5%1.0%4.0%4.0%38.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Chautauqua County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Chautauqua County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Chautauqua County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 148
Here:

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

29.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,259$42,5181$400
Other Government Administration 12$44,290$44,2909$2,700
Judicial and Legal 2$9,456$56,7360$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$212,592$70,8640$0
Police - Other 0$0 16$4,600
Firefighters 27$135,085$60,0382$200
Streets and Highways 19$79,722$50,3512$650
Solid Waste Management 6$21,259$42,5180$0
Sewerage 19$83,265$52,5880$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,259$51,0227$2,400
Water Supply 15$65,992$52,7940$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,408$41,6325$450
Totals for Government 150$704,587$56,36742$11,400

Dunkirk government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($10.01)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,779,000 ($224.44)
    Police Protection: $2,347,000 ($189.55)
    Sewerage: $2,208,000 ($178.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,597,000 ($128.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,523,000 ($123.00)
    Fire Protection: $1,396,000 ($112.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $920,000 ($74.30)
    Central Staff Services: $893,000 ($72.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $549,000 ($44.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $481,000 ($38.85)
    Financial Administration: $357,000 ($28.83)
    Libraries: $162,000 ($13.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($11.47)
    General Public Buildings: $117,000 ($9.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $100,000 ($8.08)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $649,000 ($52.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Welfare - Other: $429,000 ($34.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000 ($16.31)
    Fire Protection: $94,000 ($7.59)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($4.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($3.39)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($1.21)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.40)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($0.32)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.24)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.24)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.16)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,352,000 ($593.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($6.78)

Dunkirk government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,334,000 ($188.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($27.22)
    All Other: $87,000 ($7.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($3.63)
    Parking Facilities: $16,000 ($1.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $819,000 ($66.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,880,000 ($151.83)
    All Other: $195,000 ($15.75)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,081,000 ($87.30)
    Interest Earnings: $348,000 ($28.11)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,946,000 ($157.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $984,000 ($79.47)
    Highways: $294,000 ($23.74)
    All Other: $165,000 ($13.33)
    Education: $55,000 ($4.44)
  • Tax - Property: $7,321,000 ($591.26)
    Public Utilities: $433,000 ($34.97)
    NEC: $50,000 ($4.04)

Dunkirk government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,405,000 ($113.47)
    Industrial Revenue: $895,000 ($72.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,780,000 ($789.86)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $725,000 ($58.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,365,000 ($756.34)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,255,000 ($101.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $767,000 ($61.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $128,000 ($10.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,140,000 ($92.07)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($12.11)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,858,000 ($150.06)

Dunkirk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,747,000 ($544.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $836,000 ($67.52)

3.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.46%
New York average:

5.41%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($601 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erie County, NY  0.63% ($31,512 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.39% ($26,697)
from Erie County, PA  0.20% ($28,938)


4.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
New York average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erie County, NY  0.67% ($27,775 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.29% ($24,071)
to Erie County, PA  0.25% ($34,942)

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)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

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)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Dunkirk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total costs: $7,481,000
Total average daily traffic: 129,678
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,169

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 8
  • 1950-1959: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dunkirk, NY



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$48,419104$42,240167$48,01231$13,54833$33,242
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$26,0004$42,50049$51,3067$11,4293$46,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$82,00021$53,333157$51,29341$12,78010$40,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$08$32,50089$54,9896$16,8337$35,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$27,0001$130,0009$53,6672$46,5000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0354.00 , 0355.00, 0356.00, 0357.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$47,57525$61,0804$30,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$18,7504$80,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$25,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0354.00 , 0355.00, 0356.00, 0357.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 111
  • Hazardous Condition: 92
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Dunkirk


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dunkirk, NY
Businesses in Dunkirk, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1Nike2
CVS1Payless1
Clarion1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
FedEx1T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Tim Hortons2
Home Depot1True Value2
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
Lane Bryant1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Dunkirk, NY


Dunkirk on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #34 (14048) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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