Dorchester, Texas

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Population in 2014: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.3%
Males: 40  (46.3%)
Females: 48  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 75092, 75459.

Dorchester Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,055 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Dorchester:

$63,055
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,481 (it was $16,947 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,900 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Dorchester:

$93,900
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $89,822; Detached houses: $137,628; Mobile homes: $18,810

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,128.

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  • Races in Dorchester, TX (2010)

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    • 11879.7%White alone
    • 2516.9%Hispanic
    • 32.0%Black alone
    • 21.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dorchester: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (40.0%), English (17.5%), American (7.5%), German (7.5%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 867 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

Dorchester, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Dorchester:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dorchester town:

  • Never married: 8.1%
  • Now married: 82.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dorchester town:  1.1% ($1,094)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)

Dorchester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (11.1 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (33.4 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (50.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Howe, TX (2.3 miles ), Gunter, TX (2.5 miles ), Southmayd, TX (2.5 miles ), Southwest Grayson, TX (2.5 miles ), Sherman, TX (3.0 miles ), Van Alstyne, TX (3.2 miles ), East Grayson, TX (3.3 miles ), Knollwood, TX (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.53 N, Longitude: 96.70 W

Area code: 903

Dorchester household income distribution Dorchester home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-20.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Information (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Dorchester, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dorchester-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Dorchester town center .

On 3/12/1971, a category F3 tornado 6.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Dorchester-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from Dorchester center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from Dorchester center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 280.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dorchester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dorchester:

  • HILLTOP HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GUNTER, TX)
  • EVERGREEN NORTHBROOK COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • MISSION OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL-WNJ Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • ADVANTX HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)

airports located in Dorchester:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorchester:

  • Grayson College (about 13 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 26 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • North Central Texas College (about 28 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 33 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • University of North Texas (about 35 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 38 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 38 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)

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Grayson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 93.7. This is worse than average.

City:

93.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.1%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Texas average:

14.3

Dorchester travel time to work - commute Dorchester mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Dorchester town (based on Grayson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,271174
Mainline Protestant9,06633
Catholic5,9524
Other3,8447
Black Protestant2,38014
Orthodox1201
None49,244-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Grayson County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Grayson County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Grayson County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
Here:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Grayson County:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dorchester:

48.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Dorchester:

29.1
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dorchester:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Dorchester:

57.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dorchester, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$5,945$35,6700$0
Totals for Government 2$5,945$35,6700$0

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($221 average AGI)
Grayson County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Collin County, TX  0.86% ($48,164 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.53% ($36,636)
from Denton County, TX  0.47% ($40,267)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($288 average AGI)
Grayson County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Collin County, TX  0.90% ($43,340 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  0.52% ($32,152)
to Denton County, TX  0.48% ($38,580)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dorchester:

  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dorchester:

  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)

TV broadcast stations around Dorchester:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)

Dorchester fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 1999 05:15 PM, Fm902, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1987 05:30 PM, 289, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 1983 03:45 AM, 289, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 10, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Lewis R Bergman, 1.75 Ne Of City And 1.45 Mi E Of Hwy 289 (Lat: 33.547222 Lon: -96.683611), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 88 m, Registrant: 9156956962, , 4309 MAPLE ST
  • 1.75 Ne Of City And 1.45 Mi E Of Hwy 289 (Lat: 33.547222 Lon: -96.683611), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 88 m, Registrant: 9156956962, , 4309 MAPLE ST

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 1224889, Highway 289 (Gunter Sherman #309988) (Lat: 33.536194 Lon: -96.707611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 95.4 m, Overall height: 97.2 m, Call Sign: WQKY481
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/27/2019, Certifier: Christopher M BrooksRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • DA01805A, Highway 289 (Gunter Sherman #309988) (Lat: 33.536194 Lon: -96.707611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 95.4 m, Overall height: 97.2 m, Call Sign: WQVV379
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/19/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA5VWW, Licensee ID: L00143770, Grant Date: 04/14/2010, Expiration Date: 06/19/2020, Certifier: William R Foster, Registrant: William R Foster, 13044 Fm 902, Dorchester, TX 75459-2014
  • Call Sign: N5KCR, Licensee ID: L00143773, Grant Date: 05/11/2010, Expiration Date: 06/19/2020, Certifier: Sally A Foster, Registrant: Sally A Foster, 13044 Fm 902, Dorchester, TX 75459-2014
  • Call Sign: WA5QDD, Licensee ID: L01303963, Grant Date: 07/12/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Certifier: Charles M Everett, Registrant: Charles M Everett, 3557 St Hwy 289, Dorchester, TX 75459
  • Call Sign: KD5URT, Licensee ID: L00613401, Grant Date: 09/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/26/2022, Certifier: Jerry L Jones, Registrant: Jerry L Jones, 2531 Ford Rd, Dorchester, TX 75459-2427
  • Call Sign: KF5KIE, Licensee ID: L01628019, Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 03/30/2021, Certifier: Justyn L Davis, Registrant: Justyn L Davis, 502 Jaresh Ln, Dorchester, TX 75459

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 98 mph), Engine: JACOBS R755A SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4778T , Serial Number: 220, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Chuck L Vardaman, 12556 Fm 902, Dorchester, TX 75459
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 48408 , Serial Number: 1634, Year manufactured: 1976
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Vardaman, 12556 Fm 902, Dorchester, TX 75459
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5439 , Serial Number: 1158, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Chuck L Vardaman, 12556 Fm 902, Dorchester, TX 75459

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$93,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Dorchester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dorchester, TX

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)

Dorchester compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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