Dunkirk, New York

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Population in 2017: 11,848 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 5,718  (48.3%)
Females: 6,130  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 14048.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,098 (it was $28,313 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$36,098
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,219 (it was $15,482 in 2000)

Dunkirk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,574 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$65,574
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,086; detached houses: $130,691; townhouses or other attached units: $67,477; in 2-unit structures: $142,605; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,035; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $391,570; mobile homes: $49,542

Median gross rent in 2017: $653.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dunkirk: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.8% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.6% for American Indian residents, 58.5% for other race residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dunkirk, NY (2017)
    • 7,49161.9%White alone
    • 3,81731.6%Hispanic
    • 4163.4%Black alone
    • 2351.9%Two or more races
    • 560.5%American Indian alone
    • 470.4%Asian alone

Races in Dunkirk detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Dunkirk, New York as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dunkirk is 489 to 1.


Crime rates in Dunkirk by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(15.8)
6
(47.9)
3
(24.6)
3
(25.0)
4
(33.4)
7
(59.3)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.3)
1
(8.2)
3
(25.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(118.6)
17
(135.7)
9
(73.8)
9
(74.9)
11
(91.8)
16
(135.6)
16
(126.8)
10
(79.5)
12
(97.3)
13
(105.9)
16
(131.9)
5
(41.7)
13
(109.8)
8
(68.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(308.4)
39
(311.4)
33
(270.7)
28
(233.1)
12
(100.2)
22
(186.4)
19
(150.6)
36
(286.2)
28
(227.1)
29
(236.3)
21
(173.1)
25
(208.5)
28
(236.4)
16
(136.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
73
(577.3)
59
(471.0)
99
(812.1)
84
(699.3)
79
(659.5)
59
(500.0)
120
(950.9)
97
(771.1)
78
(632.7)
44
(358.5)
51
(420.3)
70
(583.8)
40
(337.7)
48
(408.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
315
(2,491)
260
(2,076)
258
(2,116)
179
(1,490)
261
(2,179)
285
(2,415)
268
(2,124)
244
(1,940)
228
(1,849)
194
(1,580)
218
(1,796)
193
(1,610)
151
(1,275)
117
(995.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(79.1)
4
(31.9)
8
(65.6)
10
(83.3)
6
(50.1)
9
(76.3)
9
(71.3)
10
(79.5)
1
(8.1)
3
(24.4)
8
(65.9)
14
(116.8)
5
(42.2)
5
(42.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A2
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.7)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.5)
2
(15.8)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)272.1259.9242.7220.9211.6263.1247.6225.4193.5182.3187.3188.8181.8119.4

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City-data.com crime index in Dunkirk, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 37 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Polish (15.1%), Italian (11.1%), German (6.2%), Irish (4.1%), American (3.5%), English (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1837

Elevation: 598 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 2,616 people per square mile   (average).

Dunkirk, New York map

561 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

4.7%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,859 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,902 (3.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +674 (+5.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,250 (44.7%)

Area code: 716

Distribution of median household income in Dunkirk, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dunkirk, NY in 2017
Dunkirk satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $92,800
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $94,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $352,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $184,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Dunkirk, NY residents
Average permit cost in Dunkirk, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Dunkirk, NY
Historical housing units in Dunkirk, NY
Most common industries in Dunkirk, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (16.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (22.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Food (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Dunkirk, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)

Average climate in Dunkirk, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Dunkirk, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.972
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Dunkirk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 56% 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 slightly above New York state average. It is 86% 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 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 112.0 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 the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 313.8 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from Dunkirk center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunkirk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dunkirk:

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

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: 5,523)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 27 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 36 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Erie Community College (about 37 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • D'Youville College (about 37 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 39 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)
  • Canisius College (about 40 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)

Public high school in Dunkirk:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dunkirk:

  • DUNKIRK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 439, Location: 525 EAGLE ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • SCHOOL 3 (Location: 742 LAMPHERE ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • SCHOOL 4 (Location: 752 CENTRAL AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • SCHOOL 5 (Location: 117 BRIGHAM RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • SCHOOL 7 (Location: 348 LAKE SHORE DR E, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Dunkirk:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Dunkirk:

Marital status in Dunkirk, NY
  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Dunkirk:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dunkirk
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dunkirk, NY (based on Chautauqua County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,91213
Mainline Protestant18,65986
Evangelical Protestant11,175105
Other2,88419
Orthodox2302
Black Protestant1201
None80,925-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
This 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.
New York:

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

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

11.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chautauqua County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

29.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

12.4%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dunkirk:

47.9%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dunkirk:

44.2%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dunkirk:

22.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dunkirk:

11.5%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dunkirk:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dunkirk:

33.8%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.5%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dunkirk, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$231,008$79,2030$0
Firefighters 25$143,748$68,9990$0
Financial Administration 19$66,116$41,7570$0
Sewerage 15$72,946$58,3570$0
Streets and Highways 15$59,318$47,4540$0
Water Supply 13$61,922$57,1590$0
Other Government Administration 5$22,025$52,86016$8,862
Solid Waste Management 5$20,152$48,3650$0
Parks and Recreation 5$23,301$55,9226$4,628
Judicial and Legal 1$5,961$71,5320$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,332$51,9840$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 139$710,829$61,36722$13,490

Dunkirk government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,604,000 ($135.38)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($4.73)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($3.46)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,336,000 ($450.37)
    Police Protection: $3,262,000 ($275.32)
    Sewerage: $2,958,000 ($249.66)
    Water Utilities: $2,308,000 ($194.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,083,000 ($175.81)
    Regular Highways: $1,469,000 ($123.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $660,000 ($55.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $535,000 ($45.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $472,000 ($39.84)
    Central Staff Services: $448,000 ($37.81)
    Financial Administration: $400,000 ($33.76)
    Libraries: $172,000 ($14.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $162,000 ($13.67)
    General Public Buildings: $104,000 ($8.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000 ($5.91)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($2.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $300,000 ($25.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $146,000 ($12.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($2.11)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.76)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.42)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.34)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,640,000 ($813.64)

Dunkirk government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,204,000 ($354.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $764,000 ($64.48)
    Other: $154,000 ($13.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($2.87)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $644,000 ($54.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,312,000 ($195.14)
    Other: $382,000 ($32.24)
    Highways: $43,000 ($3.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,790,000 ($319.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $143,000 ($12.07)
    Interest Earnings: $114,000 ($9.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($2.45)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,417,000 ($204.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,576,000 ($133.02)
    Highways: $422,000 ($35.62)
    Other: $325,000 ($27.43)
  • Tax - Property: $4,694,000 ($396.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $366,000 ($30.89)
    Other License: $91,000 ($7.68)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.08)

Dunkirk government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,710,000 ($481.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000 ($472.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $760,000 ($64.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $650,000 ($54.86)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $7,570,000 ($638.93)
    Beginning: $5,100,000 ($430.45)

Dunkirk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,729,000 ($399.14)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,087,000 ($260.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000 ($0.76)

2.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.81%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Erie County, NY  0.58% ($41,641 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.31% ($36,109)
from Erie County, PA  0.19% ($34,326)


3.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Erie County, NY  0.70% ($40,437 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.29% ($31,943)
to Erie County, PA  0.19% ($44,787)
Businesses in Dunkirk, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Payless1
CVS1RadioShack1
Clarion1Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Subway1
Comfort Inn1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC1Tim Hortons2
H&R Block1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS4
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1

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
See more detailed statistics of Dunkirk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $22,910,000Total costs
  • 50,153Total average daily traffic
  • 9,529Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,630Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dunkirk)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Dunkirk, NY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dunkirk)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2
  • CHAUTAUQUA AIRCRAFT SALES INC, 3389 Middle Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048
    Certificate: D005428 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/22/2016
  • DUNKIRK AVIATION SALES & SERVICES INC, 3389 Middle Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048
    Certificate: D005430 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 07/27/2015, Expiration Date: 07/26/2016

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: WACO QCF (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 79 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670-6A (220 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11247 , Serial Number: 3487, Year manufactured: 1931, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 04/16/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Waco Partners LLC, 3389 Middle Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Aircraft: WACO UPF-7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: JACOBS R-755A2 (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 173E , Serial Number: 5592, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Waco Partners LLC, 3389 Middle Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. GA-7 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 791GA , Serial Number: GA7-0080, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Chautauqua Aircraft Sales Inc, 3389 Middle Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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 in Dunkirk, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dunkirk, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 53. The highest number of reported fires - 113 took place in 2005, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dunkirk, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.2%), and Outside Fires (24.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dunkirk, NY
    • 48854.2%Structure Fires
    • 21624.0%Outside Fires
    • 10611.8%Other
    • 9110.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dunkirk, NY

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

  • Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Ctr, 30 Lakeshore Dr, Dunkirk, New York 14048 , Phone: (716) 366-8350, Fax: (716) 366-8899
  • Comfort Inn, 3925 Vineyard Dr, Dunkirk, New York 14048 , Phone: (716) 672-4450, Fax: (716) 672-4446
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunkirk, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dunkirk, NY
  • 95.8%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dunkirk, NY
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


Dunkirk compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Dunkirk on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 (14048) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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