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Dorset is a town in Bennington County, in the Bennington metro area.
The community is believed named for the Duke of Dorset.
The latitude of Dorset is 43.254N. The longitude is -73.099W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,036.
Developed as a summer resort. Longtime arts center, known for the Dorset Playhouse and the Colony House retreat for writers.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dorset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 05253 ZIP code.
9% of Dorset residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dorset ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dorset was $32,956, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Dorset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Dorset include Dorset Village Historic District, Kent Neighborhood Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Dorset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $541. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,204.
Libraries in Dorset include Dorset Village Public ... View libraries
The average commute time for Dorset workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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