Dorchester County

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Dorchester County, Maryland

501 Court Ln
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-1700
Fax: (410) 228-9641

In south-central MD, west of Salisbury; original county whose legal origin is unknown, but it was in existence by Feb 16,1668-69. Name Origin: For Richard Sackville II, 5th Earl of Dorset (1622-77), friend of the Calvert family

Area (sq mi):: 982.92 (land 557.54; water 425.38) Population per square mile: 56.30
Population 2005: 31,401 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 30,674 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 28.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,929; median household $34,077; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,526-$25,843
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.70% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cambridge County seat (10,826)

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    Dorchester County, South Carolina

    101 Ridge St
    Saint George, SC 29477
    Phone: (843) 563-0121
    Fax: (843) 563-0178

    In south-central SC, northwest of Charleston; organized Feb 25, 1897 from Colleton and Berkeley counties. Name Origin: For the town in SC, named for Dorchester, MA, former home of the town founders

    Area (sq mi):: 576.69 (land 574.73; water 1.96) Population per square mile: 196.40
    Population 2005: 112,858 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 17.10%; 1990-2000 16.10% Population 2000: 96,413 (White 70.10%; Black or African American 25.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 34.70
    Income 2000: per capita $18,840; median household $43,316; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,968-$24,226
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 28.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Summerville (34,241)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    The Maryland State Department of Education awarded Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, a nonprofit coalition of the states leading employers dedicated to supporting excellence and accountability in education, an additional $36,000 grant to carry out the states Next Generation Scholars Program in Kent and Dorchester County Public Schools.
    a new compressor station in Dorchester County, and upgrades to an existing compressor station in Spartanburg County.
    Ronald Franks, 62, succumbed to his injuries at the Trident Medical Center on Monday morning after being rushed to the hospital early Sunday, according to Dorchester County coroner Paul Brouthers.
    A major change in the agreement will see the county turning over the transportation of the household waste from the county's transfer station on Green Pond Highway to the Waste Management's landfill in Dorchester County to Waste Management--a distance of approximately 36 miles one way.
    org, or follow the program's progress on Dorchester County Economic Development's Facebook page.
    7 million and create 117 new jobs in Dorchester County.
    Florence received a citation from Governor Martin O'Malley, an official citation from Delegate Addie Eckardt, a resolution from Senate Delegate Richard Colburn, a commendation from the Dorchester County Council and a plaque for years of service at Chesapeake Woods.
    Douglass was born into slavery in 1818 in Talbot County, and fellow abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County.
    The ground sloth Megalonyx (xenarthra: megalonychidae) from the Pleistocene (late Irvingtonian) Camelot local fauna, Dorchester County, South Carolina.
    As early as May 1775, anti-gentry sentiment ran so high in Dorchester County that opponents of the state government had the audacity to consider an alliance with slaves to topple that government.
    Phil was referred to Dorchester County Hospital in Dorset two years ago after losing weight.