Dunkirk, New York

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Population in 2014: 12,216 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 6,090  (49.9%)
Females: 6,126  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 14048.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,681 (it was $28,313 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$35,681
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,381 (it was $15,482 in 2000)

Dunkirk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,915 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$62,915
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $112,029; Detached houses: $117,318; Townhouses or other attached units: $130,255; In 2-unit structures: $83,872; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,084; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,576; Mobile homes: $40,489; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,862

Median gross rent in 2013: $590.

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  • Races in Dunkirk, NY (2013)

    Dunkirk races chart
    • 8,38767.6%White alone
    • 3,22526.0%Hispanic
    • 6455.2%Black alone
    • 1441.2%Two or more races
    • 780.6%American Indian alone
    • 220.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dunkirk: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (18.9%), German (14.7%), Italian (13.0%), Irish (7.7%), English (5.7%), United States (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1837

Elevation: 598 feet

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 2,698 people per square mile   (average).

Dunkirk,NY real estate house value index trend

Dunkirk, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Dunkirk:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunkirk city:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

343 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,068 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,724 (2.9%)

Dunkirk satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,001 (+8.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,103 (39.7%)

Area code: 716

Dunkirk household income distribution Dunkirk home values distribution

Crime rates in Dunkirk by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0111001001000
per 100,000 0.07.87.87.90.00.08.30.00.07.90.00.00.0
Rapes 61526334711N/A2
per 100,000 45.37.839.215.847.924.625.033.459.37.97.9N/A16.3
Robberies 141512151799111616101213
per 100,000 105.6116.694.2118.6135.773.874.991.8135.6126.879.597.3105.9
Assaults 38274939393328122219362829
per 100,000 286.6209.9384.6308.4311.4270.7233.1100.2186.4150.6286.2227.1236.3
Burglaries 615561735999847959120977844
per 100,000 460.1427.6478.8577.3471.0812.1699.3659.5500.0950.9771.1632.7358.5
Thefts 362330270315260258179261285268244228194
per 100,000 2,730.62,565.52,119.52,491.12,075.72,116.51,490.22,179.02,415.02,123.81,939.71,849.31,580.4
Auto thefts 14641048106991013
per 100,000 105.646.631.479.131.965.683.350.176.371.379.58.124.4
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/A202112N/AN/A0
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/A16.00.016.78.38.515.8N/AN/A0.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 282.4241.2280.3279.3266.7249.2226.8217.2270.1254.1231.3205.3187.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dunkirk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 38 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
New York average:

3.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -866 (-6.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Dunkirk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dunkirk, New York

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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 Dunkirk 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 the city 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 the city 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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunkirk topographic map

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 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 31.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.972
U.S.:

1.912

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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 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.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.63. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.63
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.6%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 43.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.8% for other race residents, 64.6% 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

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, New York environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
New York average:

13.9

Dunkirk travel time to work - commute Dunkirk mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
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%

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
Financial Administration 19$66,116$41,7570$0
Other Government Administration 5$22,025$52,86016$8,862
Judicial and Legal 1$5,961$71,5320$0
Police Protection - Officers 35$231,008$79,2030$0
Firefighters 25$143,748$68,9990$0
Streets and Highways 15$59,318$47,4540$0
Solid Waste Management 5$20,152$48,3650$0
Sewerage 15$72,946$58,3570$0
Parks and Recreation 5$23,301$55,9226$4,628
Water Supply 13$61,922$57,1590$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,332$51,9840$0
Totals for Government 139$710,829$61,36722$13,490

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($10.15)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,779,000 ($227.49)
    Police Protection: $2,347,000 ($192.13)
    Sewerage: $2,208,000 ($180.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,597,000 ($130.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,523,000 ($124.67)
    Fire Protection: $1,396,000 ($114.28)
    Housing & Community Development: $920,000 ($75.31)
    Central Staff Services: $893,000 ($73.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $549,000 ($44.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $481,000 ($39.37)
    Financial Administration: $357,000 ($29.22)
    Libraries: $162,000 ($13.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($11.62)
    General Public Buildings: $117,000 ($9.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $100,000 ($8.19)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $649,000 ($53.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Welfare - Other: $429,000 ($35.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000 ($16.54)
    Fire Protection: $94,000 ($7.69)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($4.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($3.44)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($1.23)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.41)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($0.33)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.16)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,352,000 ($601.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($6.88)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,334,000 ($191.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($27.59)
    All Other: $87,000 ($7.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($3.68)
    Parking Facilities: $16,000 ($1.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $819,000 ($67.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,880,000 ($153.90)
    All Other: $195,000 ($15.96)
    Highways: $14,000 ($1.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,081,000 ($88.49)
    Interest Earnings: $348,000 ($28.49)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,946,000 ($159.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $984,000 ($80.55)
    Highways: $294,000 ($24.07)
    All Other: $165,000 ($13.51)
    Education: $55,000 ($4.50)
  • Tax - Property: $7,321,000 ($599.30)
    Public Utilities: $433,000 ($35.45)
    NEC: $50,000 ($4.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,405,000 ($115.01)
    Industrial Revenue: $895,000 ($73.26)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,780,000 ($800.59)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $725,000 ($59.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,365,000 ($766.62)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,255,000 ($102.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $767,000 ($62.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $128,000 ($10.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,140,000 ($93.32)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($12.28)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,858,000 ($152.10)

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 ($552.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $836,000 ($68.43)

2.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.97%
New York average:

5.06%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($530 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erie County, NY  0.51% ($32,576 average AGI)
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.34% ($33,098)
from Erie County, PA  0.17% ($33,578)


3.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
New York average:

5.46%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erie County, NY  0.66% ($30,755 average AGI)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.27% ($28,489)
to Erie County, PA  0.25% ($41,850)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 42m138ftTotal length
  • $2,483,000Total costs
  • 123,717Total average daily traffic
  • 8,594Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 81940-1949
  • 61950-1959
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dunkirk, NY
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dunkirk)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dunkirk)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dunkirk)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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

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.
  • House age above 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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