Dorchester, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Dorchester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Dorchester had a population of 609 as of July 1, 2015. Dorchester ranks in the upper quartile for 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorchester: De Witt.

Village of Dorchester, NE Boundary Map

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Dorchester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 609
Population in Households 609
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,279
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $162,963
Average Home Value $265,341
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,297
Average Household Income $62,345
Per Capita Income $24,390
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.81%
Households 0.65% 0.82%
Families 1.23% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 173 70th
Population Density1 # 156 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 74 87th
Median Household Income # 199 66th
Per Capita Income # 350 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.