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People

Total Population 977
Male Share of the Population 53.1%
Female Share of the Population 46.9%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 475
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,667

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,000
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $89,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dorchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Clark
Standard Zip Codes 54425
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.003
Longitude -90.335

Dorchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEDFORD
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station STANLEY
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station JUMP RIVER 3 E
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbotsford 2,179 $41,699
Colby 1,851 $60,625
Curtiss 319 $38,750
Medford 4,338 $54,722
Stetsonville 605 $55,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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155 N. SECOND ST.
Dorchester, Wisconsin
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