Dorchester, NE Profile: Facts & Data

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Dorchester, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Dorchester had a population of 607 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorchester: De Witt.

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Dorchester, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 607
Population in Households 607
Population in Familes 520
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,275
Diversity Index3 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,265
Average Household Income $67,758
Per Capita Income $26,595

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $130,970
Average Home Value $166,243
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.33%
Households 0.46% 0.25%
Families 0.71% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2018 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 # 178 70th
Population Density # 151 74th
Diversity Index # 65 89th
Median Household Income # 176 70th
Per Capita Income # 385 34th

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