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Dunkirk is a town in Chautauqua County, in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area.
Dunkirk is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Dunkirk. For links to other places called Dunkirk, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dunkirk is 42.471N. The longitude is -79.322W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,387.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dunkirk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chautauqua County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14048 ZIP code.
20% of Dunkirk residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% 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 $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $980.
Chautauqua 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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