Dorchester, Illinois

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Dorchester
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Macoupin
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Coordinates 39°5′15″N 89°53′12″W / 39.08750°N 89.88667°W / 39.08750; -89.88667Coordinates: 39°5′15″N 89°53′12″W / 39.08750°N 89.88667°W / 39.08750; -89.88667
Area 0.72 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.72 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 142 (2000)
Density 198.5/sq mi (77/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62033
Area code 618
FIPS code 17-20370
GNIS ID 2398740
Location of Dorchester within Illinois
Location of Dorchester within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Dorchester, Illinois

Dorchester is a village in Macoupin County, Illinois, United States. The population was 142 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Dorchester is located at 39°5′15″N 89°53′12″W / 39.08750°N 89.88667°W / 39.08750; -89.88667 (39.08759, -89.88660).[1]

According to the 2010 census, Dorchester has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 69
1890 104 50.7%
1910 102
1920 179 75.5%
1930 144 −19.6%
1940 185 28.5%
1950 162 −12.4%
1960 161 −0.6%
1970 170 5.6%
1980 155 −8.8%
1990 145 −6.5%
2000 142 −2.1%
2010 151 6.3%
Est. 2015 146 [3] −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 142 people, 58 households, and 40 families residing in the village. The population density was 198.5 people per square mile (76.1/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 85.3 per square mile (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.30% White, and 0.70% from two or more races.

There were 58 households, of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 1.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,753. There were none of the families and 5.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.1% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.