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Dunkirk, Wisconsin
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
 • Total 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land 31.9 sq mi (82.6 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
889 ft (271 m)
 • Total 2,053
 • Density 64.3/sq mi (24.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-21100
GNIS feature ID 1583104

Dunkirk is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,053 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Dunkirk and Hanerville are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.7 km²), of which, 31.9 square miles (82.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.27%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,053 people, 760 households, and 595 families residing in the town. The population density was 64.3 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square mile (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.15% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 760 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,426, and the median income for a family was $66,587. Males had a median income of $41,316 versus $28,448 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,609. About 3.3% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 42°52′53″N 89°12′35″W / 42.88139°N 89.20972°W / 42.88139; -89.20972

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