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Welcome to Dorchester ...

The village of Dorchester is located in Saline County.

The location of Dorchester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dorchester has a population of 576 people<2> (see below for details).

Dorchester is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dorchester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Dorchester: (402) & (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dorchester had a population of 586 people. This makes Dorchester the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Dorchester represents 0.03% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 178th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 586 people, the population of Dorchester decreased 4.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 615 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dorchester had an population of 576 people. This is a decrease of 1.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dorchester ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Seward   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the North (N) of Dorchester

Located in Seward County

Crete   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Dorchester

Milford   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Dorchester

Located in Seward County

Wilber   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dorchester

Friend   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Dorchester

Exeter   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Dorchester

Located in Fillmore County

Beaver Crossing   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dorchester

Located in Seward County

Milligan   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dorchester

Located in Fillmore County

Hallam   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dorchester

Located in Lancaster County

Western   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Dorchester

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dorchester.

Communities Also Named Dorchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Dorchester - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina (2), Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dorchester.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dorchester. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dorchester. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dorchester:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorchester ...

Looking for more information about Dorchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dorchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dorchester.

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About Saline County

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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 Saline County: www.co.saline.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dorchester.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dorchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6474, Longitude: -97.1149     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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