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Income/capita 36%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 37%
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%

Key findings

  • 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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      $Input your household income
      $23,902$35,858$71,716
      City
      $40,489$60,741$121,482
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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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%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunset Bay, NY817$63,43815%
      Lake Erie Beach, NY4,230$62,35913%
      Farnham, NY365$60,66710%
      Cherry Creek, NY452$52,7085%
      Forestville, NY628$52,1436%
      Dunkirk, NY12,186$35,85835%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Evanston, WY12,179$45,31318%
      Jensen Beach, FL12,178$47,69814%
      Marysville, CA12,176$41,67925%
      Arkansas City, KS12,198$38,21231%
      Lake Station, IN12,199$41,43925%
      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).