Dorchester, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dorchester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Dorchester had a population of 613 as of July 1, 2016. Dorchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dorchester is located at latitude 40.6474 and longitude -97.1149 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dorchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The Village of Dorchester (GNIS ID: 2398741) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Dorchester is located within Dorchester Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorchester: De Witt.

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Dorchester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 613
Population in Households 613
Population in Familes 525
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,288
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $124,153
Average Home Value $160,452


Median Household Income $54,324
Average Household Income $63,599
Per Capita Income $24,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.61%
Households 0.54% 0.49%
Families 1.03% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   0.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dorchester, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorchester to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 175 70th
Population Density1 # 148 75th
Diversity Index2 # 73 88th
Median Household Income # 175 70th
Per Capita Income # 422 27th

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