Dunkirk is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. It was officially incorporated in 1880, though it was first settled around 1805. The population was 13,131 at the 2000 census. Dunkirk is bordered on the north by Lake Erie. It shares a border with the Village of Fredonia to the south, and with the Town of Dunkirk to the east and west. Dunkirk is the westernmost city in the state of New York.