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Dunbar is a borough in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community was named for Col. Thomas Dunbar, defeated here by French and Indian forces
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Dunbar. For links to other places called Dunbar, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dunbar is 39.977N. The longitude is -79.614W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,189.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dunbar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15431 ZIP code.
17% of Dunbar residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dunbar ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dunbar was $14,176, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Dunbar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dunbar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $603.
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dunbar political report.
The average commute time for Dunbar workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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