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Welcome to Dorset ...

The Town of Dorset is located in Bennington County<1>.

The location of Dorset has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Dorset has a population of 1,948 people<3> (see below for details).

Dorset is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Dorset is within the boundaries of the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dorset had an population of 1,948 people. This is a decrease of 4.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Dorset had a population of 2,031 people (which is 5.47% of the total population of Bennington County). This makes Dorset the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Dorset represents 0.32% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,031 people, the population of Dorset has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,036 people).

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

Communities near Dorset ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dorset.

  • Granville [Washington County]
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    • Granville [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Dorset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
  • Manchester [Bennington County]
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    • Manchester [Bennington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Dorset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,214 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Poultney [Rutland County]
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    • Poultney [Rutland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Dorset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poultney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poultney
  • Salem [Washington County]
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    • Salem [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Dorset
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granville [Washington County]
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      • Granville [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granville<6>
    • Clarendon [Rutland County]
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      • Clarendon [Rutland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarendon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarendon
    • Arlington [Bennington County]
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      • Arlington [Bennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Hartford [Washington County]
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      • Hartford [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Wallingford [Rutland County]
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      • Wallingford [Rutland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • Ludlow [Windsor County]
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      • Ludlow [Windsor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Dorset
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dorset. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dorset.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dorset. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dorset.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorset. See our Newspapers Page for Dorset.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorset ...

Looking for more information about Dorset? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dorset, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dorset.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Bennington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Bennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dorset.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorset - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Dorset) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dorset. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorsetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2692, Longitude: -73.0526       In this case, the coordinates for Dorset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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