Dorchester County

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Dorchester County, Maryland

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

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
    www.dorchestercounty.net

    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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