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Location of Dorchester, Nebraska
|• Total||0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)|
|• Land||0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,483 ft (452 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,141.15/sq mi (440.40/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0828759|
Dorchester was platted in 1870 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. It was likely named after Dorchester, Massachusetts, although some say it was named for Dorchester, in England, which in any case is the namesake of the Massachusetts city.
Dorchester is located at(40.648497, -97.115153).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 586 people, 233 households, and 166 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,220.8 inhabitants per square mile (471.4/km2). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 527.1 per square mile (203.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.8% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 6.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population.
There were 233 households, of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the village was 37.5 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
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