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Dorchester County Statistics

Facts

Land area540.8 square miles
Population Density60.3 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)32,660
Population change0.1%
Under 5 years of age6.1%
Under 1821.1%
65 and over19.3%
Females52%
White68.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race4.2
Asian1.2%
Two or more races1.9%
Black or African American28.1%
Native American0.5%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school83%
Had a bachelor degree or higher18%
Veterans3,298

Households and Housing

Households13,386
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more89%
Median household income$46,361
The Per capita income$26,388
Live below the poverty line16.5%
Housing units16,646
Multi-unit structures17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$191,100
Residents owning their homes65.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms2,942
Women-owned firms30.5%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$318,559
Retail sales per capita$10,030
Manufacturers shipments$991,915
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data