Dunkirk employment information

IndexDunkirkNew YorkNational
Income per capita$18,960$34,212$29,829
Median household income$35,858$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,538$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,986$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$26,176$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$22,178$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level28.2%15.5%15.1%
The Dunkirk, NY employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Dunkirk is $18,960, which is 45% lower than than the New York average and 36% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,858, which is 41% lower than than the New York average and 35% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Dunkirk is 6%, which is 37% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Dunkirk is 28% which is 86% higher than than the national average.

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$23,902$35,858$71,716
City
$40,489$60,741$121,482
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Dunkirk is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Dunkirk is 35% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Dunkirk is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Dunkirk is 86% higher than the national average.

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Dunkirk median earnings by income bracket

Dunkirk employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector37.9%4.5%
Financial & insurance services1.0%2.4%
Wholesale & retail services10.2%16.6%
Public administration4.7%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%1.4%
Education, health & social services10.7%43.1%
Other22.3%21.9%

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Cherry Creek, NY452$52,7085%
Forestville, NY628$52,1436%
Dunkirk, NY12,186$35,85835%

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Evanston, WY12,179$45,31318%
Jensen Beach, FL12,178$47,69814%
Marysville, CA12,176$41,67925%
Arkansas City, KS12,198$38,21231%
Federal Heights, CO12,173$37,47432%
Dunkirk, NY12,186$35,85835%
Source: The Dunkirk, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).