Dorchester, Nebraska

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Dorchester, Nebraska

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High Points

Dorchester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Dorchester Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Dorchester, Nebraska

Comparing Dorchester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 7
People Living Alone 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Dorchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Saline
Standard Zip Codes 68343
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.647
Longitude -97.113

Dorchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CRETE
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
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Dorchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 615 100%
Male 297 48.3%
Female 318 51.7%
Under 18 153 24.9%
18+ 462 75.1%
65+ 112 18.2%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 598 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 16 2.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 4.1%

Estimated Dorchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 630
Growth 15
Growth % 2.4%

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 39.6%
Czech 19.3%
Irish 11.5%
US/American 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Czechoslovakian 3.8%
English 3.6%
Swedish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Norwegian 1%
Italian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dorchester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pleasanthill (68343)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dorchester 615 $40,982
Beaver Crossing 457 $39,464
Cordova 127 $36,250
Crete 6,028 $43,295
Friend 1,174 $40,667
Milford 2,070 $51,012
Wilber 1,761 $45,556

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Dorchester High Schools (2004)

Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

Dorchester Colleges

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