SC

National Population : 333,590,059
South Carolina State Population : 5,404,936

About Dorchester, SC

Dorchester, SC is located in Dorchester County in the state of South Carolina.

The total City Population for Dorchester is about 2,525 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about N/A.

The Average Home Value is $114,300.00, which is roughly 15% lower than the Average Home Value of $135,244.00 for the state of South Carolina, and roughly 39% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $49,479.00, which is roughly 7% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $46,131.00 for the state of South Carolina, and roughly 14% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Dorchester is about .

South Carolina is ranked #48 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 12.12 out of 100.

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Voting

Dorchester County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 19.3% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 54.24%
Democratic: 43.77%
Libertarian: 1.58%
Green: 0.31%
Other: 0.11%


Nearby Locations

Ridgeville, SC (5.01 mi.)
Harleyville, SC (11.86 mi.)
Saint George, SC (12.04 mi.)
Holly Hill, SC (12.51 mi.)
Knightsville, SC (12.99 mi.)
Carnes Xrds, SC (12.99 mi.)
Summerville, SC (12.99 mi.)
Cross, SC (14.95 mi.)
Cottageville, SC (15.28 mi.)
Lincolnville, SC (16.34 mi.)
Reevesville, SC (17.87 mi.)
Round O, SC (18.03 mi.)
Ladson, SC (18.06 mi.)
Eutawville, SC (18.59 mi.)
Vance, SC (18.95 mi.)
Charleston, SC (35.76 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 29437
Latitude : 33.139646
Longitude : -80.409542
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 101 ft.
Area Code(s) : 843

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.52
Male Population Estimate : 45.78%
Female Population Estimate : 48.48%
Median Age : 43.2
Male Median Age : 42.1
Female Median Age : 43.6

White Population Estimate : 55.05%
Black Population Estimate : 38.26%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 2.06%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.55%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.08%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.03%
Other Population Estimate : 0.55%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Dorchester specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Dorchester County: About 7 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Dorchester County: About 461 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Dorchester County is about 42% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 38% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.