Dorchester, WI Population

Population: 827. Estimated population in July 2020: 870 (+5.2% change)
Males: 409 (49.5%), Females: 418 (50.5%)

Clark County

Zip code: 54425

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $34,750
Median house value: $70,700

Races in Dorchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (61.9%), Norwegian (9.7%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.2%), Polish (5.1%), Swedish (3.0%).

Elevation: 1425 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dorchester

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dorchester village

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

2.5% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +130 (+18.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dorchester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dorchester:

  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 49 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 74 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; Abbreviation: RHI)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 74 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; Abbreviation: VOK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dorchester:

  • TAYLOR COUNTY (about 8 miles; MEDFORD, WI; Abbreviation: MDZ)
  • MARSHFIELD MUNI (about 28 miles; MARSHFIELD, WI; Abbreviation: MFI)
  • NEILLSVILLE MUNI (about 34 miles; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: VIQ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorchester:

  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 63 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 81 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 81 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 95 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 103 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 111 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
Public primary/middle school in Dorchester:

  • DORCHESTER EL (Students: 145; Location: 300 W WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Dorchester:

  • ST LOUIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 134 N 4TH ST; Grades: 1 – 6)

Libraries

Library in Dorchester:

  • DORCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,970; Location: 155 N. SECOND ST.; 12,171 books; 115 audio materials; 524 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)