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Dunkirk, Ohio
Village
Looking northward along Main Street in downtown Dunkirk
Looking northward along Main Street in downtown Dunkirk
Location of Dunkirk, Ohio
Location of Dunkirk, Ohio
Location of Dunkirk in Hardin County
Location of Dunkirk in Hardin County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hardin
Township Blanchard
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
945 ft (288 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 875
 • Estimate 
(2019)
840
 • Density 1,278.54/sq mi (493.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45836
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-22946
GNIS feature ID 1039880

Dunkirk is a village in Hardin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 875 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Dunkirk is located at 40°47′19″N 83°38′41″W / 40.78861°N 83.64472°W / 40.78861; -83.64472 (40.788588, -83.644688).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2), of which, 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

History

Dunkirk was platted in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was named after Dunkirk, New York. A post office has been in operation at Dunkirk since 1854.

In 2006, Dunkirk was identified by the Ohio Department of Transportation as a potential junction for the Ohio Hub high-speed rail project.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,311
1890 1,220 −6.9%
1900 1,222 0.2%
1910 1,109 −9.2%
1920 894 −19.4%
1930 905 1.2%
1940 922 1.9%
1950 972 5.4%
1960 1,006 3.5%
1970 1,036 3.0%
1980 954 −7.9%
1990 869 −8.9%
2000 952 9.6%
2010 875 −8.1%
2019 (est.) 840 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 875 people, 332 households, and 234 families living in the village. The population density was 1,325.8 inhabitants per square mile (511.9/km2). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 584.8 per square mile (225.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 332 households, of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the village was 35.5 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Notable residents

  • Willard Rhodes, ethnomusicologist
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