Dorchester, Illinois

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Dorchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62033
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.085
Longitude -89.887

Dorchester Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Dorchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 142 100%
Male 73 51.4%
Female 69 48.6%
Under 18 35 24.6%
18+ 107 75.4%
65+ 19 13.4%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3
White 141 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Dorchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 137
Growth -5
Growth % -3.5%

Dorchester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41.2%
US/American 19.8%
Scottish 11.5%
Italian 8.4%
Dutch 6.9%
English 4.6%
Irish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Slovak 1.5%
Czech 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dorchester 142 $45,625
Benld 1,541 $36,953
Bunker Hill 1,801 $45,885
Gillespie 3,412 $40,500
Mount Clare 433 $39,250
Sawyerville 295 $34,167
Wilsonville 604 $34,688
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  • Degrees: Associate
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  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology
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