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Census Data for Dorchester ...

As far as we can tell, Dorchester has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Dorchester, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

  • Eitzen [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eitzen
    • Eitzen [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eitzen
  • Spring Grove [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<3>
  • New Albin [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albin
    • New Albin [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albin<3>
  • Caledonia [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
  • Waukon [Allamakee County]
  • Mabel [Fillmore County]
  • Genoa [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
    • Genoa [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
  • Lansing [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
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    • De Soto [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Crawford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Decorah [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decorah
      • Decorah [Winneshiek County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decorah<3>
    • Brownsville [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Houston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard
    • Houston [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Houston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Waterville [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville [Allamakee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Canton [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Fillmore County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>

Allamakee County ...

Dorchester is located in Allamakee County<4>.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Allamakee County.

Miscellaneous Information for Dorchester ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Allamakee County or the community of Dorchester:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Dorchester:
    • GNIS ID for Dorchester: 455958
    • GNIS ID for Allamakee County: 465192
    • GNIS ID for State of Iowa: 1779785
  • The FIPS Codes ...
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Dorchester is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
  • The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...
    • While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Dorchester, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Dorchester. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
    • The ZIP code for Dorchester:52140<5>
  • Census ZCTA Codes ...
    • The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).
    • ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Dorchester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Allamakee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dorchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dorchester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4697, Longitude: -91.5110       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Allamakee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dorchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).




 

 

 

 

 


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