Dorset, VT 05251 ZIP Code Profile

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Dorset, VT | South Dorset, VT

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ZIP Code 05251: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorset, VT 05251

Not Acceptable, USPS
S Dorset, VT 05251
So Dorset, VT 05251
South Dorset, VT 05251

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Bennington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.223, Longitude -73.074
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 74
  • PO Box Addresses: 452
  • Residential Addresses: 438
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 438

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Dorset, VT 05251 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,393
Daytime Population: Workers 545
Daytime Population: Residents 683
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,393
Population in Familes 1,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $79,923
Average Household Income $100,073
Per Capita Income $44,972


Total Housing Units 1,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 518 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (42.7%)
Median Home Value $471,765
Average Home Value $550,048


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 404
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 0.25% -0.03%
Households 0.38% 0.0%
Families 0.14% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Dorset, VT 05251 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 05251 to the other 249 ZIP Codes in Vermont 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 # 108 57th
Population Density # 103 59th
Diversity Index # 223 10th
Median Household Income # 10 96th
Per Capita Income # 9 97th

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