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Dunkirk, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Dunkirk Census Designated Place had a population of 2,543 as of July 1, 2017. Dunkirk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dunkirk is located at latitude 38.7182 and longitude -76.6768 in Calvert County. The formal boundaries for the Dunkirk Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Calvert County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Dunkirk Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389422) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Dunkirk Census Designated Place is located within District 3, Sunderland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calvert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunkirk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunkirk: Smithville.

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Dunkirk, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,543
Daytime Population: Workers 2,281
Daytime Population: Residents 1,211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,492
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 2,543
Population in Familes 2,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 386
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $106,720
Average Household Income $124,595
Per Capita Income $41,510


Total Housing Units 882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (90.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $486,471
Average Home Value $502,276


Total Households 858
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 720
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.17%
Households 0.1% 0.14%
Families -0.08% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Dunkirk, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunkirk to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 254 51st
Population Density # 428 18th
Diversity Index # 294 44th
Median Household Income # 87 83rd
Per Capita Income # 141 73rd

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