Dunkirk, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,945. Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 992  (51.0%)
Females: 953  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53589.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $89,785 (it was $62,426 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$89,785
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $40,333 (it was $26,609 in 2000)

Dunkirk town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $258,867 (it was $148,300 in 2000)
Dunkirk:

$258,867
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $298,610; Detached houses: $315,668; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,044; In 2-unit structures: $254,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,466; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,345; Mobile homes: $33,414
  • Races in Dunkirk, WI (2010)

    Dunkirk races chart
    • 1,87796.5%White alone
    • 221.1%Hispanic
    • 191.0%Asian alone
    • 170.9%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Black alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dunkirk: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.9%), German (35.4%), Irish (14.3%), English (7.9%), Dutch (3.2%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 843 feet

Land area: 31.9 square miles.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (very low).

Dunkirk,WI real estate house value index trend

Dunkirk, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Dunkirk:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunkirk town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dunkirk town:  1.4% ($2,026)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Dunkirk satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (16.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (106.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stoughton, WI (1.5 miles ), Porter, WI (2.4 miles ), Pleasant Springs, WI (2.4 miles ), Rutland, WI (2.5 miles ), Albion, WI (2.7 miles ), Edgerton, WI (2.7 miles ), Dunn, WI (2.8 miles ), Christiana, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.89 N, Longitude: 89.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

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

Average climate in Dunkirk, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dunkirk-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Dunkirk town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dunkirk-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 290.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 347.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.7 miles away from Dunkirk center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 303.2 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 Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunkirk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dunkirk:

  • STOUGHTON HSPTL HH UNITED (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • SKAALEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • SKAALEN SUNSET HOME-RCF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • MCCARTHY NURS HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • NYGAARD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)
  • NAZARETH HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STOUGHTON, WI)

Amtrak stations near Dunkirk:

  • 16 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunkirk:

  • Edgewood College (about 17 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 17 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 17 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 18 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 18 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 24 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Rock Valley College (about 42 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

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Notable locations in Dunkirk: Hanerville Acres (A), Furseth Farms (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anns Cemetery (1), Wheeler Prairie Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Grass Lake (A), Dunkirk Millpond 442 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dunkirk: Pleasant Hill Hights Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Dane 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 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dunkirk town (based on Dane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic106,03634
Mainline Protestant73,128113
Evangelical Protestant30,727146
Other12,96849
Black Protestant7795
Orthodox4454
None263,990-
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: 73
Dane County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Dane County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dane County:

23.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.0%

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.30% ($34,934 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($50,103)
from Rock County, WI  0.25% ($35,033)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($31,242 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($38,444)
to Columbia County, WI  0.25% ($43,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dunkirk:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dunkirk:

  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dunkirk:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W08CK (Channel 8; MADISON-MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: HEALTHY'S, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $515,000Total costs
  • 4,308Total average daily traffic
  • 5,334Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dunkirk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Stoughton, 765 Tower Rd (Lat: 42.887972 Lon: -89.152722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.8 m, Overall height: 81.1 m, Call Sign: WQIT211
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 05/07/2008, Expiration Date: 05/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2009, Certifier: William ChastainRegistrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Dunkirk compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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