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Time Zone: Dorchester County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cambridge is the Seat for Dorchester County.

Dorchester County was founded in 1668.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dorchester had a population of 32,043 people. This is an increase of 4.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 30,674 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dorchester represented 0.58% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 24 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,618+6.34%+1.79% since 2009
200832,017+4.38%+0.8% since 2007
200030,674The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dorchester County Census Page for Dorchester County.


Below are some of the communities located in Dorchester County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dorchester County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cambridge   12,00410,91110.02% increase  
Hurlock   2,0151,8747.52% increase  
Secretary   4855033.58% decrease  
Vienna   31428012.14% increase  
East New Market   27616765.3% increase  

Websites for Dorchester County

Official Website:   www.commissioners.net/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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