Dorset, VT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dorset, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Dorset Census Designated Place had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2016. Dorset ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dorset is located at latitude 43.2605 and longitude -73.1084 in Bennington County. The formal boundaries for the Dorset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bennington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Dorset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586627) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dorset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dorset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bennington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorset: West Dorset.

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Dorset, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 258
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 212
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (43.5%)
Median Home Value $485,714
Average Home Value $550,893


Median Household Income $70,892
Average Household Income $95,932
Per Capita Income $43,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.31%
Households 0.74% 0.44%
Families 3.26% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dorset, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorset to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 99 18th
Population Density1 # 104 14th
Diversity Index2 # 108 11th
Median Household Income # 6 96th
Per Capita Income # 4 98th

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