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Dunkirk is in Calvert County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for the estate of William Groome, an English merchant who traded with area planters
The latitude of Dunkirk is 38.721N. The longitude is -76.66W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,363.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dunkirk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calvert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20754 ZIP code.
22% of Dunkirk residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dunkirk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dunkirk was $31,923, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Dunkirk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dunkirk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $885. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,557.
Calvert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dunkirk political report.
The average commute time for Dunkirk workers is 42 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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