For population 25 years and over in Dorset:
For population 15 years and over in Dorset town:
52 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colonie, NY (51.9 miles , pop. 79,258).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (119.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (172.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Manchester Center, VT (2.4 miles ), Manchester, VT (2.5 miles ), Rupert, VT (2.6 miles ), Manchester, VT (2.6 miles ), Mount Tabor, VT (2.6 miles ), Danby, VT (2.8 miles ), Peru, VT (2.9 miles ), Sandgate, VT (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.26 N, Longitude: 73.06 W
Area code: 802
Population change in the 1990s: +127 (+6.7%).
Work and jobs in Dorset: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Dorset, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Dorset-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Dorset town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 23.6 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Dorset-area historical earthquake activity is below Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from Dorset center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from Dorset center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Bennington County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorset:
Private high school in Dorset:
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Public elementary/middle school in Dorset:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.381. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Dorset and their reported violations in the past:DORSET FD 1 (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:DORSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 130 SCHOOL DR , Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Dorset compared to Vermont state average:
Banks with branches in Dorset (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Dorset (based on Bennington County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.94%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,279 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,399 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Dorset:
Strongest FM radio stations in Dorset:
TV broadcast stations around Dorset:
See more detailed statistics of Dorset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dorset, VT
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $3,697,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,725
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,430
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 40,567
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dorset)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dorset)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dorset, VT
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.