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Dorchester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

Dorchester is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Dorchester.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Saline County at latitude 40.6472 and longitude -97.1134. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Dorchester (see map) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorchester: De Witt.

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Dorchester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 609
Population in Households 609
Population in Familes 520
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,279
Diversity Index2 31


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


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $140,541
Average Home Value $224,861


Median Household Income $52,521
Average Household Income $58,714
Per Capita Income $23,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 0.71%
Households 0.8% 0.74%
Families 1.52% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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, 2014 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 # 174 70th
Population Density1 # 152 74th
Diversity Index2 # 59 90th
Median Household Income # 211 64th
Per Capita Income # 399 31st

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