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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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    Whaland and his men based themselves on Tangier Island, Virginia, and for seven years they sailed the narrow waters between Hooper's Straits and Dorchester County, Maryland, disrupting local commerce.
    SIMMONS, was principal of the Hoopers Island High School in Dorchester County, Maryland, when the United States began drafting young men into the service.
    Grifton, North Carolina in early April Wakefield, Virginia in mid April Dorchester County, Maryland in early May Easton, Pennsylvania in late April--early May Lambertville, New Jersey in late April--early May.
    When these items were assembled in December, 1854, Tubman disappeared from her Northern haunts and reappeared in the thickly wooded forests surrounding the plantations of Dorchester County, Maryland, where she rendezvoused with a group of slaves on Christmas Eve, 1854.
    The increase reflects annual price increases, and the addition of pharmacy services at the Yakima County, Washington and Dorchester County, Maryland detention centers.