Dortches, North Carolina

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Dortches, North Carolina

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High Points

Dortches strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Dortches Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dortches Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Dortches Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Dortches Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Dortches Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Dortches, North Carolina

Comparing Dortches to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 6
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Dortches Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SE of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Edgecombe
Metro Area Rocky Mount
Standard Zip Codes 27801
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.93
Longitude -77.77

Dortches Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station TARBORO 1 S
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station ARCOLA
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Dortches Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 809 100%
Male 386 47.7%
Female 423 52.3%
Under 18 183 22.6%
18+ 626 77.4%
65+ 107 13.2%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.96
White 629 77.8%
African-American 165 20.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.9%

Estimated Dortches Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 847
Growth 38
Growth % 4.7%

Dortches 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 32.6%
English 16.4%
Irish 4.9%
Scottish 4.7%
German 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Italian 0.5%
British 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dortches 809 $52,250
Elm City 1,165 $39,861
Nashville 4,309 $44,180
Red Oak 2,723 $61,406
Rocky Mount 55,893 $39,929
Sharpsburg 2,421 $30,192
Whitakers 799 $27,188
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