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 ?
    South Carolina: Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Charleston County, Colleton County, Dorchester County, Georgetown County, Horry County, Jasper County
    The combined $50 million project will close University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Dorchester County's only hospital, and convert it to a free-standing medical facility with an emergency department including behavioral health services.
    A logistics company bought a 125-acre site in Dorchester County with plans to build an industrial park focused on distribution and warehousing.
    Sundaram-Clayton Limited, an Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products, announced plans to expand its Dorchester County (South Carolina) operations.
    In what his attorney believes is the largest automobile accident verdict in the history of Dorchester County, a jury there has awarded $2.2 million to a plumber and married father of three who suffered serious back injuries after he was rear-ended in car crash.
    In addition to helping community members find the right home, Pratt is the Director of Membership for the Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Charleston) and she's also an active member of the Summerville/ Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce.
    According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's office, the 15-year-old teenager and his friends were invited to the pool by a friend who lives in the neighborhood. Sebby-Strempel reportedly saw the black teenagers in the pool and began using racial slurs and called them "punks." The video, which showed part of the incident, went viral and was viewed more than 560,000 times.
    "Dorchester County is just acres upon acres of Spartina grasses, needlerushes and loblolly pines.
    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.
    We celebrate American Tactical Imports' decision to invest $2.7 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.