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Dorchester, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of Dorchester had a population of 870 as of July 1, 2017. Dorchester ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dorchester is located at latitude 45.0014 and longitude -90.3312 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dorchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The Village of Dorchester (GNIS ID: 1583089) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dorchester, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 870
Daytime Population: Workers 536
Daytime Population: Residents 374
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 870
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 624
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $43,520
Average Household Income $55,928
Per Capita Income $21,908


Total Housing Units 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $109,766
Average Home Value $128,414


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% 0.02%
Households -0.08% 0.06%
Families 0.83% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Dorchester, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorchester to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 409 47th
Population Density # 398 49th
Diversity Index # 61 92nd
Median Household Income # 639 18th
Per Capita Income # 692 11th

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