Dorchester, New Hampshire

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Dorchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03266
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.756
Longitude -71.949

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 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Dorchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 353 100%
Male 175 49.6%
Female 178 50.4%
Under 18 97 27.5%
18+ 256 72.5%
65+ 42 11.9%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.02
White 343 97.2%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 3 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 3 0.8%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.6%

Estimated Dorchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 346
Growth -7
Growth % -2%

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
French (except Basque) 22%
US/American 15.1%
English 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Irish 6.9%
German 6.6%
Polish 5.7%
Scottish 5.3%
French Canadian 3.8%
Portuguese 2.5%
Italian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
British 1.3%
Welsh 1.3%
Canadian 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Danish 0.9%
New Zealander 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
European 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dorchester 353 $42,292
Canaan 3,319 $46,339
Hebron 459 $54,688
Lyme 1,679 $64,531
Orange 299 $40,625
Rumney 1,480 $42,895
Wentworth 798 $47,917
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